Green architecture at the Labor Culture Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Labor Culture Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam project was designed by GK Archi – Nihon Sekkei (Japan). This project is designed to open, open water, grassy hills and trees to create more green.

GK Archi and Nihon Sekkei (Japan) won the first prize in architectural design consultancy of The Labor Culture Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The results of the contest were announced by the Labor Confederation of HCMC on May 16.

 Architect Nguyen Trung Kien – Director of GK Archi said: “The idea of the design team is to bring nature into the living space, creating a space for green community activities for people. And link between functional areas inside the building.

This project is located right on the former campus of the Labor Culture Palace, surrounded by the green space of Tao Dan Park, the stadium, the Thong Nhat Palace … This is the area regularly held activities on Culture and sports of the people in Ho Chi Minh City .

The Labor Culture Palace is a community service, so the design team of GK Archi also focuses on access for people with disabilities. The floor is flat and does not use stairs to help people with disabilities get in and out easily. The entire ground floor space is designed open, creating urban connections within and outside the cultural arcade, while increasing the space for cultural activities. In addition to the architecture, the first prize also focuses on the landscape as the design of water surface cooling the works. Grasses and trees are also proposed to create more green, reduce the absorbed heat of the building and make a whole fit the area and surroundings.

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