• Direct commission: extension and implementation of a centre of excellence
  • Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • VCMI, KfW Development Bank
  • ca. 36,000 m2 GFA
  • in progress, 2015
  • concept, building design and supervision, Lph 1-3
  • Francisco Monforte, Di Fang
  • Gopa, Img+, LOLA LAndscape Archite ure

Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation - VCMI (Vietnam)

The design of the VCMI campus is based on sustainable principles in order to handle climate and urban challenges the area is exposed to. The masterplan aims for a clear functional zoning which allows future growth. The area reserved for sports can provide a diverse offer, as an educational complement for the students, but also space, passive to be rented, so the school can reinforce economical sustainability. The proposed area dedicated to teaching and training will allow VCMI to multiply its current offer. The Campus is organized around a cooling pond which is the centre of the water treatment concept: Collected rain water can be extracted for the use of grey water in the buildings. Complementing the new expansion is also forecast a Centre of Excellence for Green TVET, an institution that is inscribed in the scope of the Vietnamese-German Financial Cooperation. The junction of these two institutions will trigger synergy effects, unlocking the campus true potential, towards the aim of establishing themselves as one of the forefront regional institutions, but also contribute needed tools, to a resilient climate change in Vietnam.

  • Direct commission: extension and implementation of a centre of excellence
  • Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • VCMI, KfW Development Bank
  • ca. 36,000 m2 GFA
  • in progress, 2015
  • concept, building design and supervision, Lph 1-3
  • Francisco Monforte, Di Fang
  • Gopa, Img+, LOLA LAndscape Archite ure

Zoning