(“Text submitted by Architect”)
Nguyen Van Thu
2013-2017: Head of design team, chief architect at Vo Trong Nghia Company Limited – Hanoi office. In 2017 Establishment of HGAA architecture office
Begin from a small team of passionate young architects in 2012, after five years working together, we decide to officially open HGAA Architecture Office in 2017 to build up a meaningful architectural brand in Vietnam.
With the purpose bringing better living environment to people as well as changing the attitude and understanding of lay Vietnamese people to architecture, we set two objectives for our working:
- Develop a creative and serious practicing firm for passionate and competent architects to working in long-term.
- Research and design works of architecture – creative and nature-friendly – which is valuable to client and society.
Our design thinking can be summarized as follows:
- Suitability: Design need to conform to surrounding environment, location and local culture.
- Efficiency: In term of business, building scale and construction cost.
- Creativity: New design idea, simple but distinctive, presented in architecture form, spatial structure, material and construction technology.
- Sustainability: Not only physically but also aesthetically and functionally.
- Meaning: Honoring the respectful values of people, nature and society.