Zero emission floating community proposed for Vietnamese bay
Every family in Halong Bay area in Vietnam is living on 10-15sqm chunk of land. Even that the tourism had advent, the problem of the 1600 inhabitants remained unresolved. They are hoping to more space, or a more organized community so they could look at their houses and feel that everyone is happy that has its own space.
Recently it has been organized by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP, THE SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY: Envisioning the habitat of the future contest. The project refers to a brilliant idea: to make a hexagonal floating community in order to provide more space.
For the construction of the original houses it will be used bamboo and due to its characteristics it will be used for foaming a float system, so a double layer module of 450m of bamboo will be the saving land. The house is simple to divide, on the first floor will be placed the dining, kitchen, bedroom and toilet and at the second floor two bedrooms, one for kids and the other for parents.
The houses will be connected through a hexagonal module platform and to be considered a real community in the project are included a library, a pond, a school, a clinic that will be able to work for more communities.