Architect Vo Trong Nghia shares green building design methods with HUTECH students

Attracting almost 400 students at Faculty of Architecture and Arts, the seminar “Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ Design and creative methods in designs” took place at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology(HUTECH) on January, 4th. At the event, architect Vo Trong Nghia met students and shared his valuable experiences.

Mr. Vo Trong Nghia is a noticeable architect who focuses on integrating green space into interior designs. He is successful with unique and creative works such as Wind and Water coffee at Binh Duong province (International Architecture Awards, 2009) and Stacking Green House, awarded the best design of the year by ArchDaily- a respected architecture magazine.

Architect Vo Trong Nghia sharing experiences to the future architects.

(Right to left), Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Quyen and Ms. Tran Thi Hong My.

The students 

Representatives of Vo Trong Nghia Architects company, VMA company, Kim Loi company, and TOTO company at the seminar.


This is the second time he has visited and exchanged with HUTECH students. On this occasion, he expressed the importance of training an excellent architect over creating an architectural building. He also shared his experiences and architecture projects, aiming at maximizing the green space and sustainable architectural designs that he had created with passion and enthusiasm,

Besides, Architect Vo Trong Nghia also shared how to create architectural masterpieces. The secret was meditation, one of his beneficial habits, which helped him train his mind, improve concentration, and be able to create innovative technical drawings and unique ideas.

Therefore, when students are starting out develop their careers, he suggested that mediation could be useful to come up with ideas as unique as his.

Group photos of Architect Vo Trong Nghia and lecturers at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts

At the end of the meeting, he hoped that his sharing, experiences and mediation method would encourage students to pursuit sustainable architectural designs by integrating inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills with contemporary aesthetics and modern methodologies.

Article: Phuong Trinh
Translator: Tien Dat