New University of Science and Technology Hanoi

2014 / 2015

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

Education & Research

Urban and Architecture design of the new campus of the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

The USTH was established in 2009 through an intergovernmental agreement between Vietnam and France, it aims to become one of the leading training and research center. This project is entirely funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).The USTH Campus, located in a natural environment, inside the Hoa Lac High Tech Park, 30km east from Hanoi city, is designed as a “New Model University” Campus. The new campus will include facilities for administration, teaching and research, housing and student activities, services and infrastructure.

The project by Architecture-Studio offers to researchers and students a living area structured by landscape. Around and across the existing lakes, a front belt of all the main buildings, interconnected, creates an architectural frame to this landscape.

The USTH Campus is organized around a clear central open space, the «Water Park», which brings together all campus activities around a core dedicated to meetings and gatherings, but also to contemplation and thinking, in a preserved natural environment. The learning center, slightly elevated, draws the horizon line above the USTH entrance axis. Each of the six faculties buildings are aligned on the north side of the Waterpark. Teaching and administration areas take place at the front, all linked together with the peripheral gallery. Research and administration areas are designed as enclosed boxes, isolated from climatic constraints, integrating temperature and humidity control as well as air exhaust for laboratories equipment. At the South-West corner of the Waterpark, the dormitories district is organized along the water bank.

The presence of water, along with the tropical architecture of the buildings and their specific technologies, will embody the unique character of the USTH being a Vietnamese University leading in sustainability and renewable energy.


Client: Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ministry of Education
Architect: AS.Architecture-Studio
Architect subcontractor: VHA Architects
Engineering: INGEROP
Landscape design: BASE
Area: 650 000 sqm
Competition: 2014, laureate

Hanoi, Vietnam

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

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