Viet Nam Cultural Museum is one of the Awarded projects at the Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018 hosted by Rethinking The Future. Viet Nam Cultural Museum designed by Tram Nguyen was submitted under Product Design – Fashion, Lifestyle, and Accessories (Concept) and was selected among the 442 Registrations received from across the globe at ACDA 2018. ‘Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018′ competition concluded successfully its submissions on the 21st February 2018, with some creative and innovative projects from across the globe under various building categories. Rethinking the Future has been hosting these Awards for more than six years now and has gained great popularity among the architecture and design fraternity. With its panel of esteemed jury members comprising professionals and designers from various expertise, RTF has been delivering quite astonishing projects as Winners of the Awards. Some of the past Winners includes names like Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, Sanjay Puri Architects, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, and BIOME etc.
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Following are the project details:
Once upon a time, there was a guy named Lac Long Quan who was Dragon species living in the sea and he fell in love with Au Co, like a Fairy living on a high mountain. They married and gave birth to a bundle of hundred eggs, then it hatched hundreds of children. Hundreds of children, half went to the forest, the other half went to the sea, they went everywhere and became the ancestors of Vietnamese people now.
The museum consists of 2 main blocks: Administration block, tradition – education activities and Exhibition block; a sub-block: Canteen. The basement is divided into 2 areas: Staff parking area, storage and preservation areas of articles and Parking area for guests. Traffic is divided into 3 main routes: Traffic for guests, Traffic for staffs and Traffic for articles. These three traffic routes are arranged separately, there is no overlap or cross, it creates conditions for participation in the activities of the project.
The shell of the egg covering the outside of the project is made up of a steel frame covered with concrete. The lower part of the shell is unevenly punched, in addition to taking the natural light for the project, it also creates a strange characteristic for the cover. Void space is also a factor to help the project to be airy.