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Hanoi’s French Culture Center Showcases Local Building Methods

Posted By nguyen chi tam On October 20, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In Architecture | 1 Comment


A new French Culture Center recently opened at L’ESPACE in the heart of Hanoi City, Vietnam. Designed by HighEnd [2] and completed in June 2010 for the Hanoi Millennium, the modern building has been strictly built using traditional Vietnamese construction materials: earth, bamboo [3] and silk. The new center is a low-cost construction focused on reducing environmental impact. Not only do the methods give a nod to tradition, but each material [4] is renewable and green (even the earth brick hasn’t been fired) and the interior maximizes natural light through a transparent rooftop. A fusion of two countries brought together by history, the French Cultural Center will be a place of art and culture in Hanoi, where people can come to relax and find a little bit of France.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/20/hanois-french-culture-center-showcases-local-building-methods/french-cultural-center-vn/

[2] HighEnd: http://www.highend.vn/home/

[3] bamboo: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/01/lumboo-dimensional-lumber-made-from-bamboo/

[4] material: http://www.inhabitat.com/material

[5] READ MORE >: http://www.highend.vn

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