设计单位 Tropical Space
Premier Office is an office building for rent located on a quiet street in Ho Chi Minh City. In this area, there are also many other rental offices built.
For many people, the office is considered as their second home where they spend most time of the day there. To inspire people working here, the architect wants to design an interesting space filled with natural light and ventilation. The design team aspires to create a building that can maximize the performance of natural lighting without being affected by the negative impact of the direct sunlight. The door and window system can be opened when the weather is good.
Having a double-layer with an unique “brick curtain” outside and the aluminum sliding glass doors inside, the building is covered by brick walls with concrete structure. The functional areas are divided by a continuous vertical void in the centre which helps the natural light and airflow going throughout the building.
One side of the central void is the office space with two facades opening to catch the sunlight and wind and the other sides accommodate the restroom, storage, elevator and the stair. These two blocks are connected by corridors spanning the void. By connecting the void, the corridors and empty spaces both vertically and horizontally, during the day, the building can create moving light areas and the space displacement.
The Premier Office has two opening facades that allow it to make use of the natural light and ventilation to reduce the energy consumption on lighting and cooling the space. Meanwhile, the empty spaces, trees, the light, brick and even the rain can create an openness, stimulate creativity and regenerate the energy for those working here.
The perforated brick wall structure rotates at a 45-degree angle to create the buffer layer that reduces the impact of sunlight and creates moving shadows. The buffer layer with trees interweaving contributes to purify the air and stop the direct sunlight entering the workspace.
With the perforated brick shell, the rotated wall and the gaps, the Premier Office does not have the feeling of invading the urban space. Bringing an old material like brick into the project makes a newly-built building blend into the neighborhood itself.
Location: 11 Nguyen Van Mai Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Client: Nguyen Thi Thuy Linh
Design Year: 2018
Complete Year: 2022
Site Area: 307m2
Building Area: 221m2
Level: 1 basement, 7 floors
Photographer: Triệu Chiến