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Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery

Merit, Hotel/Resort Category | BCI Asia Interior Design Awards 2020

Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery is a hotel/resort located in Yen Tu mountain, 1,068 metres above sea level, near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The site is historically rich as it was the location of Lam Buddhism established by King Tran Nhan Tong. The design aims to reflect its heritage and spirituality values; hence involving the use of traditional building plans and materials, such as calligraphic wooden slabs and an outdoor patio living area.

As the architecture of the hotel emulates a monastery, the use of modern-day equipment is minimised. The spa uses a traditional furnace to heat up water for bath tubs, pools and stream. The parking lot was reorganised to keep cars out of sight. Most of the materials are traditional and sourced locally, including wood, bronze and marble. Craftsmen from traditional craft villages were hired to restore the old decorations.

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Project Name
Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery
Yen Tu, Uong Bi, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Completion Date
March 2019
Site Area
17 hectares
Gross Floor Area
52,780 square metres
Building Height
2 storeys
Number of rooms
Tung Lam Development JSC
Architecture Firm
Bensley Design Studio
Principal Architect
Bill Bensley
Interior Design Firm
Bensley Design Studio
Principal Designer
Bill Bensley
Civil & Structural Engineer
Indochine Engineering Vietnam Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Indochine Engineering Vietnam Ltd
Lighting Consultant
Dazzle Design Co Ltd
Landscape Architect
Bensley Design Studio
Green Building Consultant
Indochine Engineering Vietnam Ltd
Interior Fit-out Contractor
Green World Construction & Trading JSC; Global Construction & Interior JSC; M2 Construction & Interior JSC
Civil & Structural Subcontractor
Licogi 18.1
Mechanical & Electrical Subcontractor
Sigma Engineering JSC
Tung Lam Development JSC

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