Hue Hotel, Privater Bauherr, Hue, Vietnam - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

Hue Hotel

A combination of three different functions result in three separate building volumes - a luxury five-star hotel, a commercial area with retail and restaurants and an office building. The storeys of the podium show slight setbacks which host green gardens. Furthermore, in-between cavities in the building mass become green interstices. The various natural spots interweave into a network of idyllic, partly introvert gardens. The hotel façade receives its characteristics through setbacks of every single guest room. Every single guest will be treated as a unique distinguished person, and the outside façade conveys this gesture. The roof on top of the fourth storey conference utilities has a grand inside and outside leisure area with gardens and a fifty metre long swimming pool.

Client Privater Bauherr
Location Hue, Vietnam
Project-Team Christoph Cellarius , Lotte Cellarius, René Böttcher, Philipp Knierim, Thomas Kraubitz, Enrique Lacherre, Hoang Vu Lan, Khuong Hoang Hai, Le Viet Hung, Nguyen Hung Viet, Nguyen Huy Bang, Nguyen Khanh Tan, Nguyen Nhat Trung, Nguyen Viet Hung, Tran Duc Thua

Arup Vietnam Ltd., Space Engineering Co, Transform

Status Under construction
Dimension 45.300 m²

Narrative Spaces





Scenography is not confined to  
the stage or screen, nor just to presen-tation events and trade shows. It is a design approach, rooted in narrative, that can be applied as well to individual buildings and even to urban environments.




  • Deutsches Architektur Jahrbuch 2011/12, Peter Cachola Schmal, Christina Gräwe, Prestel Verlag, 2011
  • Architecture Journal of Vietnam Architects Association 08/10

Own Publications

  • Hospitality Development, Prof. Dr. Burkhard von Freyberg, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2010