Premier Office / Tropical Space

Architects: Tropical Space
Area: 3,230 Square Feet (300 Square Meters)
Year: 2022
Photographs: Trieu Chien
MEP Engineers: Qcons
Construction: Starcon Company
Architects: Tropical Space
Structural Engineer: Bach Ngoc Hoang
City: Ho Chi Minh City
Country: Vietnam

Tropical Space recently revealed the Premier Office, a rental office building positioned on a serene street amidst numerous similar structures in Ho Chi Minh City. The design revolves around optimizing natural light while mitigating the harsh effects of direct sunlight through innovative architectural solutions. This includes a distinctive double-layered facade combining a “brick curtain” with internal sliding glass doors, enhancing both light entry and air quality. The building’s layout, characterized by a central void, promotes the circulation of light and air, facilitating a dynamic interplay of light and shadow that evolves throughout the day. These elements not only reduce energy consumption but also create a workspace that aims to stimulate creativity and rejuvenate its occupants.

Premier office / tropical space

The Premier Office is an office building available for rent situated on a tranquil street in Ho Chi Minh City where other rental offices have also been constructed. The architects aimed to design a building that enhances natural lighting efficiency without the adverse effects of direct sunlight. The window and door system opens under favorable weather conditions.

The building features brick walls with a concrete structure. Its functional areas are separated by a continuous vertical void at the center, which facilitates the flow of natural light and air throughout the structure.

One side of this central void serves as the office area, boasting two facades designed to capture sunlight and breeze. Opposite, the building accommodates restrooms, storage areas, elevators, and staircases. These two sections are linked by corridors that span the void. This architectural strategy allows for the creation of dynamic light zones and spatial transformations throughout the day.

Premier office / tropical space

The office is often considered a second home by many, a place where they spend a significant portion of their day. To foster a motivating atmosphere, the architect crafted an engaging space abundant in natural light and airflow, featuring a dual-layer facade consisting of an outer “brick curtain” and interior aluminum sliding glass doors.

The building’s distinctive perforated brick wall is angled at 45 degrees, forming a buffer zone that diminishes the impact of sunlight while casting moving shadows. This buffer, interspersed with trees, helps purify the air and block direct sunlight from entering the work areas.

Premier office / tropical space

The Premier Office, with its two open facades, leverages natural light and ventilation to minimize the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning. The integration of empty spaces, vegetation, and natural elements such as light, brick, and even rain contributes to an environment that encourages creativity and revitalizes the workforce.

Premier office / tropical space

With its perforated brick facade, angled walls, and intentional gaps, the Premier Office maintains a discrete presence in the urban landscape. The incorporation of traditional brick material allows the newly constructed building to seamlessly integrate into the existing neighborhood fabric.

Premier office / tropical space
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Address: 11A Nguyễn Văn Mại, Phường 4, Tân Bình, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

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