Vo Trong Nghia designs floating bamboo spa on Vietnamese island

The design aims to establish a compact and autonomous place of solace, wherein one can immerse themselves within the lush mangrove reservoir whilst nestled inside the bamboo constructs
– Vo Trong Nghia Architects

The architectural studio of Vo Trong Nghia are creating a floating bamboo spa on the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc.

Named the Signature Spa, the facility will be attached to a five star hotel on the island, which is famous in the region for its dense expanses of nature and areas of jungle.

The spa will consist of a building containing treatment rooms, alongside a series of arched bamboo podiums that will provide space for relaxation and consultation services. Each arch will hover above the water of a small lake surrounded by mangrove trees, with glass walls providing a view across the water.

Guests will travel between the buildings on a stone walkway that emerges just above the water level.

The combination of stone, glass and bamboo is designed to evoke “a reserved simplicity” and to reconnect visitors with nature.

Each bamboo podium will resemble hands clasped together and fingers interwoven. Where the frames meet, a skylight opening will be included to diffuse changing light into the space.

“The design aims to establish a compact and autonomous place of solace, wherein one can immerse themselves within the lush mangrove reservoir whilst nestled inside the bamboo constructs,” said the studio in a statement.

The Signature Spa will have four single treatment rooms and one double treatment rooms. There will also be separate rooms for foot treatments and pedicures.

The project was designed by Nghia and studio partner Hidetoshi Sawa. The client is the Syrena Viet Nam Investment & Development company. A completion date for the project has not yet been released.

Speaking in the new issue of CLADmag, which is out now, Vo Trong Nghia said good design is about “how to make humans much more connected to nature.”

“In the very near future we have to become more green – using things like green walls and roofs and environmental materials,” he said. “Otherwise, we will all die very soon because of climate change, conflict and misuse of technology.

“With all our projects we look at the surrounding nature and see how we can harmonise with that. [Leisure buildings] don’t have to be concrete, especially in tropical climates.”

Vo Trong Nghia  Vietnam  Phu Quoc  bamboo  spa design  Kien Giang  architecture  nature 
Related stories
06 Jun 2016

'Without green design we're finished': Vo Trong Nghia tells CLAD about his architectural philosophy

21 Apr 2016

Vo Trong Nghia returns with dramatic restaurant crafted from bamboo

10 Nov 2015

Vo Trong Nghia designs bold bamboo extension to Vietnamese wellness retreat

FEATURE: CLAD people – Vo Trong Nghia

The architectural studio of Vo Trong Nghia are creating a floating bamboo spa on the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc. Named the Signature Spa, the facility will be attached to a five star hotel on the island, which is famous in the region for its dense expanses of nature and areas of jungle. The spa will consist of a building containing treatment rooms, alongside a series of arched bamboo podiums that
SAB,HOT,PRO,ARC,DES,DEV,ECO,CLD
The combination of stone, glass and bamboo is designed to evoke “a reserved simplicity” and to reconnect visitors with nature / Vo Trong Nghia Architects
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7785     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7785     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Myrtha Wellness
Myrtha Pools was founded in 1961 in Italy by the engineer Giorgio Colletto and through research and development has become leader in the swimming pool industry and has created an international brand.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
Detroit’s Centennial Park will include a cove with a beach for swimming
Van Valkenburgh studied landscape architecture and fine arts at Cornell University and the University of Illinois
"Building a park is the ultimate act of democracy"

The US landscape architect on why the Obamas are his kind of clients

The Tsukimi Suite at the Ritz Carlton Kyoto features a ‘moon viewing deck’
"The difference between a hotel and a ryokan is that a hotel is more public and a ryokan is less intense and more intimate"

Across Japan, architects are giving traditional ryokans a modern makeover with surprising results. We take a look

The Fake Hills residential development in Beihai, China, features public spaces on the roof
Chinese architect Ma Yansong
"We as humans can learn from nature and then move beyond it"

The founder of MAD on nature and urbanism, the Harbin Opera House and battling conservatism

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
The two firms collaborated on the design of the Dubai World Expo 2020 bid master plan
Bill HellmuthCEO, HOK Sport + Recreation +, Entertainment
"It’s a great time to be back in sports – it’s a piece of our practice we’ve sorely missed"

HOK re-enters the sports market

Kengo’s design was inspired by the “tough” Scottish landscape and features concrete beams and stone cladding
kengo Kuma
"It’s not easy for foreign architects to work in Japan. Zaha was very frustrated with the miscommunication"

The Tokyo Olympic Stadium designer shares his philosophies

features
"True luxury is about preserving the soul of an incredible destination"

KimMegsonvisitstheaward-winning ChabléYucatánResort&Spa

The Berkeley recently unveiled its new RSHP-designed façade, which is part of a wider redesign of the hotel
Richard Rogers partner RSHP
"Leisure space is at the very root of democracy. We have to defend our public spaces"

On defending our public spaces

Profile: John Rhodes
John Rhodes
"It’s about the celebration of people coming together. If you can manage that well, a venue can become very special"

HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge

cladkit product news
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
cladkit product news
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
cladkit product news
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
The event will allow buyers and suppliers to meet
Magali Robathan
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates