• Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Hotel – Boutique
  • Company/Firm
    A+ Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Vu Hoang Kha
  • Other Designer(s)
    Tran Thi Ly Na, Nguyen Trong Huan, Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Le Anh Huy, Lam Hoang Minh Tri
  • Architect
    Tran Thi Ly Na
  • Interior Designer
    Tran Thi Ly Na, Nguyen Trong Huan, Nguyen Thi Lan Anh, Le Anh Huy, Lam Hoang Minh Tri
  • Hospitality
    Swan Hotel
  • Construction Company
    MH Construction
  • Photo Credit
    A+ Architects
  • Location
    Da Lat City
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    Mr Phuong

At the end of 2018, we received a design project from a mountain town on the Lam Vien plateau - Da Lat, a tropical land but completely different with a year-round cool climate. This is a hotel located on two different plots of land with two different road frontages and different planning criteria. The client wants to have a unique design that balances the new and the old in the context.
Our design intent focuses on harmonizing with the natural context of Da Lat, seeking a design that retains its identity and is trendy at the same time. Since then, the hotel has had a strong identity while also meeting all legal requirements. The main inspiration of the project is the image of a combination of stacked houses. We want the hotel to be not only a temporary accommodation for our guests, but also a home for them to return to. By arranging the houses in a conventional way to avoid the grandeur and massiveness that a typical hotel often brings, the building volume is calculated to be subdivided to become closer.All these combinations create a project that has both the old features of Dalat tiled roof houses and a modern breath.

A+ architects was established with the goal of bringing A+ designs and vision to our community and the world. Always thinking creatively, we strive to find the best solution to problems and limitations in each project.
We pursue a sustainable design mindset - localized, in harmony with nature, inspired by local materials and friendly environment. In particular, we believe in the spirit of upcycling - giving old materials a second life. The responsibility of correcting the past by giving new life to old buildings has always been the mission of “A + architects”.

Other prizes
+ Gold Medal Arcasia 2020- Nha Nhim Homestay + Bronze Prize A’ Design Award 2021- Nha Nhim Homestay + Top 10 Vietnamese Architecture Firm Ashui Awards 2021 + WA Award Cycle 40th Jury Selected- Tiny Club House + WA Award Cycle 40th- Tiny Club House + WA Award Cycle 39th- Hon Xen House + WA Award Cycle 39th- Swan Hotel + WA Award Cycle 38th- Q Gallery + WA Award Cycle 38th- 276 Office + Honorable Architecture Masterprize 2021- Nha Nhim Homestay + Honorable Architecture Masterprize 2021- 276 Office + Consolation Prize Vinfast Global Showroom Design 2021 + Shortlist WA Awards Cycle 37th Nha Nhim Homestay + Shortlist WA Awards Cycle 37th Roof of Knowledge + Finalist Kohler Bold Design Award 2021- Prodigies