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Hanoi exhibition showcases failed architecture projects

Hanoi exhibition showcases failed architecture projects

Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 11:03 GMT+7
Hanoi exhibition showcases failed architecture projects
Visitors tour the failed architecture projects exhibited at Manzi Art Space on Hang Bun Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

An exhibition in Hanoi recently attracted art lovers with its novel display of design ideas by local architects that were rejected by investors.

Exhibitions featuring successful design proposals that have been built have long been commonplace events for the wider public. 

Nguyen Ha, a Hanoi architect, embarked on her own journey to go against the crowd's interests by showing 24 design models rejected by investors for a variety of reasons, some of which are rather amusing.

A 3D printed architectural model of an accommodation that was rejected since the client changed the investment strategy. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of an accommodation compound that was rejected since the client changed the investment strategy. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

The exhibition is taking at Manzi Art Space on Hang Bun Street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, and will last until August 21.

Despite being rejected by investors, the architecture designs on display astonished other architects and art enthusiasts with their distinctive ideas that surpass standard architectural thinking.

A 3D printed architectural model of a dormitory that was rejected by clients. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a dormitory that was rejected by clients. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

According to the organizers, since these 24 designs have never been constructed, they represent original, unconstrained creative concepts of architects that were never influenced by requests for concessions and adjustments from other participants.

In this exhibition, visitors can also uncover endless humorous reasons why investors turned down architect designs.

A house reclamation project that was not constructed due to its complicated design. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A house reclamation project that was not constructed due to its complicated design. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

For instance, an investor refused the design of a worker's boarding house, partly because it was too magnificient and dreamlike, causing them not to recognize it as a worker's boarding house. 

A 3D printed architectural model of a museum that was rejected by clients since it cost three times the budgeted amount. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a museum that was rejected by clients since it cost three times the budgeted amount. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a children’s cultural center that was rejected due to its obscure design. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a children’s cultural center that was turned down due to its obscure design. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a hospital that was rejected by clients. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a hospital that was refused by clients. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A hotel design that was rejected after the investor realized that constructing a hotel would not be financially sustainable. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A hotel design that was rejected after the investor realized that constructing a hotel would not be financially sustainable. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a hotel that was rejected by clients. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

A 3D printed architectural model of a hotel that was rejected by clients. Photo: Thien Dieu / Tuoi Tre

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