To the northwest of Hanoi; tucked close to the mountainous regions of Vietnam lies this a village with traditional agricultural economy. With beautiful natural features, terraced landscape and indigenous culture the plan explored potential for preserve its agricultural heritage and make the most of its landscape and tourism value
Our vision of the village that is set between highlands and a low-lying stream
Size: 270 Ha
Services offered: Master planning + Landscape design
The site has has a high ridge on the right to its north, and on the left it has a thin strip of low land, a stream-side area to the south which is also a water catchment area. It is to be developed as an agricultural village with landscape and tourism value, without residential or tourism land-use.
Illustrative map of the site and surroundings
Our visions focuses on creating a memorable experience: a must go destination with a variety of experiences for the visitor to extend their stay, creating a sense of place: elevating the qualities that make it unique while enhancing local business and regional tourism and harmony: natural splendor and simplicity of living with modern convenience.
Conserving ecosystems. celebrating communities and synchronizing infrastructure
After much deliberation, research on local tourism conditions and engagement with local communities; it was decided that first, the natural ecological system will be preserved, protecting valuable terraced landscape. Conserving the local vulnerable ecosystem and minimizing flood risk is of utmost importance.
Second, existing village communities will be celebrated, by creating two communities with each one’s own typicality matching its characteristics and its potentials that integrate into the new township.
The plan also proposes a new traffic road system and old tracks are intertwined to complement one another to connect places and ideas. This is be done by investing in a synchronous infrastructure framework which utilizes existing roads as a system of pedestrian pathways and bicycle lanes, but also upgrading and maintaining to possibly replace the main road in case of incidents.