Danish architect inspired by floating houses

The structure of floating houses in Vietnam would inspire Western architecture and the sector in general, a Danish architect has said.

Hans Peter Hagens said at his own exhibition on Vietnamese floating houses in Hanoi on February 20 that Denmark’s southern region consists of towns which lie along canals.

The model of floating houses in Vietnam could be applied in such towns as they are facing more and more challenges caused by rising water levels, the architect said.

 


Hagens said he was impressed by the people living in the floating houses he met during his two-month trip to the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho and the northern province of Quang Ninh.

According to him, the exhibition reflects Vietnam’s traditions of protecting the environment for a sustainable future.

 

Hans Peter Hagens during a trip to Halong Bay


The exhibition, to last until March 6 at the Danish Embassy, 17-19 Dien Bien Phu Street, Hanoi, showcases the architect’s research outcomes of Vietnamese floating houses, including photos featuring their structure and the daily lives of local people.

The exhibition will also be held in Denmark.


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