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The new building for the National Assembly creates a bridge between the Vietnamese past and the country’s future. The new building was erected in Hanoi’s historic city center, at the site of the former People’s Building in the area known as the Citadel, opposite the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and houses the plenary chamber and the representatives' offices.

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9th Floor, Maritime Bank Tower
180-192 Nguyen Cong Tru Street
District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

T (+84) 8 6288 2009


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Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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Sông Đà Holding

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GMP International GmbH – Inros Lackner AG

The tradition of using symbols and emblems, which is deeply anchored in Vietnamese history, has been continued in GMP's design, and translated into architecture: In Vietnam, the basic shapes of circle and square symbolize heaven and earth. The building volume of the assembly chamber is based on the basic shape of the circle, which is surrounded by an additional square structure. The building places a marker representing the new, emerging Vietnam. Ornaments typical for the country were used in the bronze cladding - in a modern interpretation - thus creating a contemporary reference to the locality.

The heart of the building is the parliament's round main meeting hall, which, with a diameter of 51 m and a height of 26 m, is supported by eight columns at a height of 9 m. It has room for approximately 1,100 people. This hall is at the centre of the building's quadratic floor plan, and is surrounded by a five-storey structure containing a banquet hall, foyer and reception areas and office space. For seismic protection reasons, the main meeting hall and the five-storey structure are structurally independent of each other, and are only connected by bridges. The building also has two basement levels with exhibit areas, a museum and building services rooms.

Year 2014
Design Meinhard von Gerkan
Foundation Contractor BAUER Vietnam Limited anchoring  
Building Type Parliament, National Assembly House
Application Wall and Roofing
Product type ThermalRock S