Vo Trong Nghia Architects have created a unique resort from local materials with a relaxed atmosphere in Vietnam
Beside the main road between Danang city and Hoi An old town in Vietnam, Naman retreat resort is just 16 km away from Danang international airport. To achieve an ideal atmosphere the resort was designed with a harmonious mix of greenery, natural stone and bamboo.
The first phase of the project site was 3.4 ha between a road and beach. To accommodate guests within an area of abundant green landscaping with space and privacy, three types of accommodation were included in the development: Beach villas, Bungalows and a hotel building.
The multi-storey hotel building, named the Babylon has a façade that combines concrete louvers with greenery and forms an interesting landmark from the coast. The green layer provides a barrier that separates the resort from the road and enhances the privacy of the resort. The finishing material keeping its natural appearance of its base, achieves harmony with the surrounding nature.
The building consists of three floors with 32 rooms. The layout is arranged in an L-shape embracing the swimming pool. Balconies overlooking the pool attract to water activities while still remaining discreet and allowing private relaxation behind the green facade. The pool is both opened and discreet and is suitable for guests who enjoy relaxing in a semi-private atmosphere that is totally immersed in nature.
The perimeter of the building is covered by a system of vertical concrete louvers with green vines which reduces direct sun shining while allowing the wind to flow. For heat-resistance which minimizes thermal radiation in the hot tropical climate, the façade works as a buffer space allowing plants to grow.