Atlas Hotel Hoi An is an Impressive Building Surrounded by Greenery

Atlas Hotel Hoi An

Atlas Hotel was completed in 2016 by the Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Located in Hoi An Old Town, the hotel provides 48 guest rooms including all kinds of resort services such as restaurant and café, healthcare center with spa, foot massage, gym and swimming pool. By installing more than 100 cantilevering concrete planters, the greenery appears at all the façades balconies, along the narrow corridors and rooftop as well.

Project description: Atlas Hotel Hoi An is located in Hoi An’s “Old Town; an area which has rapidly grown since it was officially named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Recently, most of the ancient houses have been converted into shops and restaurants that serve the daily influx of tourism.

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 1

The neighborhood is well known for its beautiful tiled-roofscape and its internal courtyards that provide a layered spatial quality between the inner and outer spaces. This quality has been slowly eroded due to chaotic commercial flow. As a consequence, Old Town has lost its charm of a calm and peaceful lifestyle.

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 2

Located in an irregular plot of land, the design approach of Atlas Hotel is to turn this constrain into its unique character. The linear layout is divided into several internal courtyards, and by lifting the building above the site, it completely frees the ground floor to create an inter-connected network of courtyards. This spatial quality reflects the dynamism of the new Hoi An but also retains the charm of the Old Town.

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 3

The five story hotel includes 48 guest rooms as well as various leisure functions such as restaurant, café, rooftop bar, spa, gym and swimming pool. Due to the complexity of the site, each guest room is shorter and wider than typical hotel rooms. Rather than a problem, this presented an opportunity for the rooms to have greater access to greenery not only from the bedroom but also from the bathroom.

- Advertisement -

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 4

The building façade is clad with locally-sourced sandstone pieces used in combination with an exposed concrete slab and a series of planters along the corridors. The planters are arranged along the entire façade of the hotel not only provides solar shading but also allows cooler air to ventilate the spaces. In addition, the perforated stone walls admit daylight without blocking air flow. This scheme allows the place to be naturally ventilated to minimise the use of air conditioner.

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 5

The use of these green and natural elements embodies the particular interest of the office and the House for Trees concept: to integrate greenery into design as a way to rejuvenate urban areas and to contribute to societal improvement. At its core, Atlas Hotel reconnects man with nature.

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Project: Atlas Hotel
Status: Completed in 2016.04
Location: 30 Dao Duy Tu, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Site Area: 1,348 sqm
GFA: 3,115 sqm
Design Credit: Vo Trong Nghia, Tran Thi Hang, Le Thanh Tung, Pham Huu Hoang, Le Duc Toanv Pham Khac Hung, Nguyen Thi Ha Vi, Lê Thanh Tan, Nguyen Ngoc Thien Chuong
Photography: Hiroyuki Oki

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 6

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 7

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 8

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 9

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 10

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 11

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 12

Atlas Hotel Hoi An 13

Thank you for reading this article!

Most Recent

Most Popular

Highland East House

Highland East House by COLAB Architecture + Urban Design

The Highland East House is a 4,300 square foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom residence located in Portland’s SW Hills. The design harkens back to a Pacific Northwest style of mid-century modern houses constructed in Portland in the nineteen sixties.
Modern Living Space 13

Modern Living Space by Sue Murphy Interior Design

This project is a modern living space designed by Sue Murphy Interior Design based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A bold, contemporary kitchen-dinning space with a...
Minimalist Single Storey Terrace House by Fabian Tan Architect 5

Minimalist Single Storey Terrace House / Fabian Tan Architect

The house is a typical single storey terrace house on a plot of 23' x 75' land. The original house layout is typically closed and the brief was to create an open plan on one side and private rooms on the other side of the dividing center wall.
Fish Creek House - a Small, Off-the-Grid Holiday Home by ArchiBlox

Fish Creek House, a Small Off-the-Grid Holiday Home by ArchiBlox

The Fish Creek House was designed to maximize sustainability & liveability. Careful positioning takes full advantage of natural cooling, heating, and lighting.

Modern Australian Farm House with Passive Solar Design

This modern Australian farm house was designed by Archterra Architects in Margaret River, Western Australia. Description by Archterra: This house sits along a ridge between...

More Articles Like This