Dramatic concrete office complex is Brutalism at its sharpest

V-shaped structures create unusual spaces

On the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam, a strange office complex has
taken shape. Slabs of concrete pitch together into triangular
points, turning the building exteriors into a modern Brutalist
fortress of sorts.

Vo Trong Nghia
, known for creating

of concrete and greenery, designed the buildings
as offsite offices for Viettel, a global communications company.
The offices are arranged into six structures, each with two slanted
walls of concrete that come together in a V-shape like two pieces
in a house of cards. In each building, the slanted ends of the
slabs join to create a pointy apex shielding the entrance.

Concrete buildings along street
Photo: VTN Architects Concrete buildings on green grass
Photo: VTN Architects

It’s an effect that’s even cooler from the back of the
“V”, where the slanted walls open wide and allow lush views
onto rows of trees. Inside, meeting room conference ables naturally
follow the shape of the building and the views.

The structures’ odd shapes also create a nice indoor-outdoor
effect where parts of the grounds are shielded from sun and the
opening between the two slabs creates plenty of open space on the
roofs for a garden.

Meeting room with large wooden table and big windows
Photo: VTN Architects

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Dramatic concrete office complex is Brutalism at its sharpest