Inspired by the concept of a moving turntable bringing life to work, similar to the process of a craftsman polishing clay blocks, the building’s shape is the result of seven ceramic turntables colliding. The 1st floor has been transformed into an open space and is used to host fairs and cultural events.
Studio Name: 1+1>2 Architects
Design Team: Hoang Thuc Hao, Nguyen Duy Thanh, Nguyen Quang Minh, Tran Hong Nam, Ngo Duy Minh
Site area: 3830 m2
Construction area: 2200m2
Finished year: 2020
Location: Bat Trang village, Gia Lam province, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Photography Credits: Trieu Chien, 1+1>2
The display section on the 2nd floor depicts the history of Bat Trang pottery through the ages, with representations of diverse types of kilns. The 3rd-floor features contemporary ceramic pieces and combines a workshop area.
Not only is the work a ceramics cultural center, but it also serves as a gathering place for Bat Trang residents. The lower level of the first floor has been transformed into an open space that connects to the Bac Hung Hai River and is used to host fairs and cultural events.
The exhibition complex integrates craft village experiences, helping to revitalize Bat Trang, promote cultural exchanges, and contribute to the capital’s general development. Design to improve the landscape of the Bac Hung Hai river area while remaining in keeping with its surroundings.