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Cheering restaurant

Cheering Restaurant is influenced by the classic Hanoi sidewalk. H&P Architects were inspired by the familiar image of ancient trees overhanging roads and the busy traditional Hanoian sidewalk where activities, such as the sharing of cuisine, happen day and night. The restaurant contains the essence of Vietnamese cuisine culture on sidewalk and creates special experiences for the users bringing people closer to nature.

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“The life on sidewalk, where many daily activities of Hanoi people, especially cuisine happen from daytime to nighttime, inspired the designers to create a space that recalls ancient trees – a familiar image in streets of this thousand-year-old city.” – H&P Architects

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H&P Architects:

Located at the center of Hanoi, Cheering Restaurant is renovated from a long-closed project which still remains steel frame structure and reusable covering materials such as: glass, steel, bar steel, sheet-metal roof.

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The solution proposed welding the entire existing steels to create a new system that can bring technical pipes inside and be covered by low quality wood bars (9,2 cm x 120 cm x 1,5 cm) forming timbers of 40cm x 40cm section. Covering wood is selected to resist the tropical climate.

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“On the three-dimensional network divided by 4, the “timbers” stacked perpendicularly to each other and gradually spreading upwards in order to create “tree roots” for separating spaces and make children playground. The “tree roots” continue growing alternately to make a stable frame which helps reducing heat and creating various shadows from the polycarbonate roof. In the middle of the roof is an air layer which is cooled and cleaned automatically by water spraying system linked to the rainwater collection tank.”

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The proposal does not divide Structure and Covering; Ceiling and Wall; blurs the boundary between Inside and Outside; thoroughly utilizes Views and Landscape. It creates special experiences for the users and brings people closer to nature by a space which contains the essence of Hanoi cuisine culture on sidewalk.

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The restaurant is a solution to the dialogue between contemporary architecture and the context full of historical and cultural values, while still contributes to reshape the urban and architectural picture in Hanoi central area – where every square meter costs billions VND.

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Project Data:

Project name: Cheering
Location: No. 2 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Coordinates: 21.021819, 105.857543
Type: Restaurant / Coffee shop / Cafe, Lounge / Bar / Restaurant / Night Clubs
Project Area: 1,000 spm
Status: Completed
Completion Year: 2014


  • 2016 – Architizer A+ Awards – Typology Categories: Hospitality > Restaurants – Popular Choice Winner
  • 2015 – Restaurant and Bar Design Awards – Category: UK & International > Outside – Shortlist
  • 2015 – LEAF Awards – Category: Hospitality Building of the Year – Shortlist
  • 2014 – WAN Awards – Category: Commercial – Shortlist

The people:

Client / Owner / Developer: Private
Architects: H&P Architects – Floor 2, Building B8, TT18, Van Quan Urban Zone, Ha Dong District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Interior Designer: H&P Architects
Design Architect: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
Design Team: Luu Viet Thang, Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Thi Xuyen, Nguyen Gia Phong, Nguyen Van Thinh
General Contractor: Hexagon jsc, Tung Chau jsc, Hung Phat jsc
Text Description: © Courtesy of H&P Architects
Images: © H&P Architects, Nguyen Tien Thanh

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