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The Chapel by a21studio is like "a big colourful lantern"

World Architecture Festival 2014: in this exclusive video interview Vietnamese architect Toan Nghiem discusses the use of bright colours in The Chapel, the community centre that was crowned World Building of the Year 2014 earlier this month (+ movie).

The Chapel by a21studio

The Chapel is a multi-purpose community space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by local architecture practice a21studio.

Built on a tight budget, the architects used layers of multi-coloured fabric to cover the windows in order to “add warmth” to the basic white steel structure.

The Chapel by a21studio

“The Chapel is a a very simple form with white walls,” says Toan. “We added colourful curtains, which are very attractive and affect the interior light during the day.”

The Chapel by a21studio

He continues: “At night the building turns into a big colourful lantern. The colourful curtains add warmth to the white background.”

The Chapel by a21studio

The building is based on traditional Vietnamese community spaces called “dinh.”

“Dinh is a pavilion for relaxation in the village,” says Toan. “That is the place where people celebrate with colour and music. We designed The Chapel with the same spirit. It can adapt to many different activities.”

The Chapel by a21studio

The roof of the building is supported by a tree-shaped steel column, which is “to remind people about the place where they used to play in their childhood,” Toan says.

The Chapel by a21studio

In order to build the project on budget, the architects had to recycle scrap material left over from the owner’s previous projects

“We used about 20% scrap from previous buildings for the metal structure of the new building and for the wooden floor,” Toan explains.

The Chapel by a21studio

The Chapel won the Civic and Community category at World Architecture Festival 2014 as well as the overall prize.

“We feel very surprised and very happy to win,” Toan says.

The Chapel by a21studio

World Architecture Festival 2014 took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 1-3 October. Award entries for next year’s festival are open from February 2015.

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Dhaka's first metro line will be designed by John McAslan + Partners

News: British architecture firm John McAslan + Partners has won an international competition to design a new metro line for Dhaka, which will stretch 12 miles across the city.

John McAslan + Partners will design sixteen elevated stations for the over-head line, which is part of a $3 billion (£2 billion) project to improve infrastructure in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Dhaka metro line will form a commuter link between the capital’s residential district in the north of the city and the business centre in the south.

Hiro Aso, director of infrastructure at John McAslan + Partners, said the scheme would produce “a significant new infrastructure system for Dhaka.”

Plans for the metro line show elevated train tracks supported on a series of piloti.

White perforated canopies arch over the tracks to let trains pass through the middle and provide cover for the station platforms.

John McAslan + Partners wins bid to design Dhaka metro line

The canopies are perforated with a geometric pattern reminiscent of Islamic tile designs that allows sunlight to pass through the tunnel-like structures to illuminate the platforms below. An irregular bowed framework supports the cut-out roof.

White elevator shafts and stairwells connect the station platforms to the ground.

The project, which also includes the design for a train depot, is part of a larger development scheme proposed by the Dhaka Mass Transit Company that aims to address growing traffic congestion and air pollution issues.

“The line will form connections between areas of Dhaka in support of the wider urban strategy of decentralisation of urban activities and population from the centre to satellite communities,” said a statement from John McAslan + Partners.

The Dhaka metro line will be completed in three stages with all stations operational by 2022, and is forecast to serve over 500,000 passengers daily by 2025.

The studio will work in collaboration with local architecture firms to integrate the new stations into the urban setting.

John McAslan + Partners has worked on a number of infrastructure projects, including the Anand Vihar transport hub in New Delhi and the redevelopment of Kings Cross station in London.

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