Hanoi City Museum, Vietnam
A pyramid stands on its head
In association with the architectural firm gmp (von Gerkan, Marg & Partners, Hamburg), Inros Lacker won the competition for the construction of Hanoi’s new museum for city history, taking responsibility for technical building equipment, structural design and civil and infrastructure engineering.
The building’s 14,000 m² of exhibition and service areas are located in the upper part of the four-storey structure, which has a total floor area of 30,000 m². The basement level houses technical systems, storage rooms, a round, partitionable conference room for 500 people and a second conference room for 400 people. A notable feature is the roof structure, which carries the weight of the floor slabs that hang from it. The external area includes several exhibition areas, a large park and a lake. The project covered a total site area of 5.4 hectares.