Toigetation 2, H&P Architects, green roof, sanitation facility, Vietnam, green architecture, solar panels, low-cost architecture, restroom

The project is based on the same principle as the firm’s previous project in Son Lap, aiming to provide a low-cost sanitation solution that can be easily and quickly constructed and transported across the country. Toigetation 2 lightly touches the ground with a layer of vegetation on its four sides. This layer of foliage helps regulate indoor temperatures and functions as a food source.

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Toigetation 2, H&P Architects, green roof, sanitation facility, Vietnam, green architecture, solar panels, low-cost architecture, restroom

Local craftsmen used locally-sourced materials to construct the building. Solar panels provide energy for the lighting, while rainwater and waste water are used for cleaning and irrigating the adjacent garden. Efficient, low-cost construction methods and the use of local materials make this project replicable in areas experiencing a severe shortage of proper sanitation facilities, including schools in rural Vietnam.

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Photos by Nguyen Tien Thanh