This is a 450-room convention center hotel, featuring two convention banquet halls, three restaurants, executive lounge, spa and fitness center with indoor swimming pool offering views of the city.
The main concept was to place the building at the edge of a man-made lake, part of the National Convention Center campus and to recall the coastline of Vietnam. To achieve this, the edge of the lake was modified and expanded to conform to the edge of our building. The building wraps around an elevated central courtyard, embracing the visitors as they approach the main entrance to the hotel. The Convention Center activities (boardrooms) are located under the entry courtyard and are accessed at a lower level entrance. The Convention facilities are directly connected to the restaurants located at the edge of the lake. This is a building that has pivotal motion, some of the elements cantilever past the lower perimeter. In order to convey our concept, we used historical drawings of Vietnam’s mystical creature, the dragon, to conceptualize the implied movement of the structure. These conceptual ideas were part of the presentation to the Minister of Construction during the approval process for the building.