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[Photos] VTN Architects Transform Nghe An Rooftop Cafe With Impressive Swirling Bamboo Dome

Nonenco Cafe, located on Quang Trung Street in Vinh city, Nghe An Province, was designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects studio.

When tasked with renovating a space occupying the rooftop of a seven-story tower without disrupting the structure of the whole building, Vo Trong Nghia chose to use bamboo as a way to instill originality while remaining economical, as bamboo is widely available in Vietnam.

The material also reduces construction time because according to the explanation by the team: "The project creates an essence of 'lightness', [and] can be lifted up by a few workers and easily transported to the highest floor by a crane."

The result is a stunningly delightful swirling bamboo dome structure that also helps enclose the building. "The cave-like space can never be experienced in its totality, but every place has a view to the surrounding city," the architects told Dezeen.

Check out the cafe through the photos below:

[Photos by Trieu Chien via ArchDaily]


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