Covering a total area of 1.7 hectares and surrounded by a lake in the south and southwest, the existing development site is home to 38 jackfruit trees and 13 pomelo trees, typical of rural areas in northern Vietnam.
The main idea was to have the nucleus of the project—the ancestral house that will serve as a place of worship and meditation as well as a community space—to be located in the centre, and the residential units spreading out from the middle, hugging close to the surrounding trees, and making the most of the shade for the common yards.
Based on the topography, the ground floors are elevated to avoid pests like termites, reducing humidity as well as allowing for natural surface drainage. Living spaces are arranged according to the landscape and vegetation, closely associated with nature. Applying a VAC model (VAC in Vietnamese stands for vuon, ao, chuong that means garden, pond, livestock pen) with an existing fruittree garden, cage fish farming along with a livestock farm, abundantly supplies clean, organic food for the workers and users during the whole process, from construction to operation. The project uses a five-chamber septic tank and wetlands technology to treat waste water for irrigation and toilet. The ecosystems create a closed cycle that can be self-sufficient, renewable and maintainable in the long term. The buildings with their alternately solid and hollow spaces make them seem transparent, maintaining a harmonious relationship between the built and natural elements.
|Project Name||Jackfruit Village|
|Location|| Trai Lang village, Co Dong commune,|
Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam
|Expected Completion||May 2019|
|Site Area||17,000 square metres|
|Gross Floor Area||2,800 square metres|
|Client/Owner||Tran Manh Hung|
|Architectural Firm||1+1>2 Architects|
|Principal Architect||Hoang Thuc Hao|
|Design Team||Do Minh Duc; Le Dinh Hung;|
Duong Van Manh;
Pham Hong Ngoc; Phung Ngoc Ha Ly
|Main Contractor||Nguyen Gia Phong|
|Mechanical &Electrical Engineers||Le Xuan Vuong; Le Xuan Thang|
|Civil &Structural Engineer|| Nguyen Hong Chuong; Giap Duc|
Phuc; Ninh Van Quang; Do Hong Kien
|Images/Photos||1+1>2 Architects; Do Minh Duc|