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MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

Vietnam Architecture News - Mar 13, 2023 - 09:21   2571 views

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

Vietnamese architecture firm MIA Design Studio has created a pavilion by using white layers of fabric creating soft curve in An Phu, Thu Duc City, Vietnam.

The project, called Ashui Pavilion 2023, was created to celebrate the Ashui Award, which takes place at a new location every year. 

The pavilion, covering a total of 45-square-metre area, is a place of exchange and honor for Vietnamese architects who have made positive contributions to the community.

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

The studio draws inspiration from its surrounding to abstract the imagery of rivers, which "is deeply intertwined with the history and urban development of Vietnam." 

As the studio said, the Saigon River is known as one of the largest rivers that brings great spiritual and economic value to the formation of Ho Chi Minh City.

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio chose the location in an empty plot of land along the Saigon River and three sides adjacent to the walls of neighboring buildings facing the Thanh Da Peninsula. 

Based on the data of the land, the architects proposed to create a separate space with the presence of existing urban areas. The project was made with the desire to enhance the natural flow that already exists but still needs to be executed within a low budget and short time frame.

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

To create this soft curve, the team used the original size of the fabric combined with borrowed scaffolding frames in the neighboring area. Due to the natural gravity, it has created a soft curve with the highest point for the exhibition space and gradually decreasing for the stage and audience. 

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

"Below the white layers of fabric constantly swaying in the wind, creating streaks of light, visitors can immerse themselves in the flow and emerge as they gently lift the fabric to enter a different space," said the studio.

"Ashui Pavilion 2023 brings the natural and cultural flow that takes visitors back to childhood with the image of Vietnamese children playing and bathing in the rivers of rural villages," the studio added.

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

In just a short period of time, the studio completed on-site construction for the project and created assembly solutions. All materials have been dismantled for reuse in other purposes to return the original integrity of the land.

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

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MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

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MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

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MIA Design Studio's Ashui Pavilion is made of white layers of fabric creating soft curve in Vietnam

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MIA Design Studio designed Binh Thuan House in Phan Thiet city, Vietnam. The studio completed Mr.Green’s Office, surrounded by a plenty of plants and greenery, in Vietnam.

Project facts

Project name: Ashui Pavilion 2023

Architects: MIA Design Studio

Location: An Phu, Thu Duc City, HCMC

Designed: 2023

Completed: 2023

Total floor area: 45m2

Principal Architect: Nguyen Hoang Manh

Concept Design: Nguyen Quoc Long, Pham Phu Thinh

General contrator: Newhouse, Coppha Builders

Fabric manufacturer: LAM Weaving Spaces

Lighting manufacturer: Unios

All images © Trieu Chien.

All drawings © MIA Design Studio.

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