The building, called RE-Ainbow, which is coined from re-use and rainbow, is located in the Duc Tho district of Ha Tinh province, notorious for relatively frequent natural disasters and severe climate change consequences. Re-Ainbow is meant to function differently, depending on the needs of the locals, and offer content of both “static” and “dynamic” categories. The former include a health station, public restrooms and ancillary areas, while the latter refers to classrooms, art performance theaters, meeting places, sports fitness centers, refreshment tents, etc.
The entire structure was built manually in collaboration with local people. Efficient ventilation and natural lighting were incorporated into the design, and solar energy is utilized for lighting and water heating. The building also features a rainwater harvesting system.
Photos by Doan Thanh Ha