Meet the team
Clever Concept Creator
Night, he seems to be dishing out G&T therefore I call him the G&T man
WE MAKE IT MATTER WHERE YOU STAY
The creators of BRIDGES DA NANG met for the first time on a miserable, rainy day in December2017 at Ben’s Café in Da Nang. The idea of BRIDGES came to life at the beginning of 2018; and after much planning, architect and designers’ meetings construction started on 01 December 2018.
The foundation took 15 days to complete, digging 10 meters in the ground and using 184 tons of concrete.
11 months of hard labour later BRIDGES came to life in October 2019.
131 tonnes of concrete, 113,820 grey bricks and 16,500 red bricks were used for the entire building
In the heart of the house comprises of 3,500 kg of steel, has 99 steps from the ground to the 10th floor, 70 meter of rail and was built by 6 iron mongers in 13 days.
13 days of relentless cutting, hammering and welding, a symphony of steel. This was the only meansto get up to the 9th floor, a good exercise.
The staircase is raw steel and cleaned with linseed oil, no paint is used
Glides effortless up to the 9th floor, it’s glass windows giving the feel of ascending or descending on a platform in the air.
It was delivered in two big containers, unloaded with a crane and built in 70 days on the site by Danang Elevators.
The latest in Inverter driven compressor technology engineered to reduce up to 65% of cooling energy consumption, while sustaining high performance standards and reducing environmental impact.
Advanced filtration capabilities allow purified air being emitted into the rooms.
We used very little paint, mostly only for the fire and water pipes. Cement floors are polished.
DISCOVER THE ROOMS
IRON PIPE FURNITURE
Made in Hanoi by “Industrial Room” from solid iron pipes and steel mesh to compliment the bridge concept.
COZY ROOM SWING CHAIR
Hang loose alone or together in this comfortable Hammock chair made by www.tancangdecor.com
Hand-made from Driftwood collected in at Nam O, Non Nuoc and Son Tra Beach
The modern top of the range Sharp TV’s are hiding behind century old shutters, abandoned relics of Vietnam’s old houses
Painted by a small gallery in Da Nang we selected lesser known BRIDGES in Da Nang, the Nam O Bridge, the Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Tuan Phuoc Bridge and the Nga Ba Hue. Every one of these four bridges has a different shape, scenery and history, only their purpose is the same, to bring people across from one side to the other.
The cushions on the sofa are called stone cushions, the shape of a stone but super soft and cuddly.
The cushions on the bed are the shape of giant bolts, called “bulong” in Vietnamese.
15 pieces of “scrabble” with full or half words to form sentences with. Who comes up with the most sentences wins.
Animals of Vietnam. The gecko is a very small species of Lizard which feeds on a variety of problematic insects including mosquitoes. A fish or a scorpion found in the river under the bridge.
A typical strong and sturdy bag woven in Vietnam from recycled plastic.Popular by market women, can carry heaps of weight and will outlast any other bag.
LAUNDRY MESH BAG
Light and breathable nylon mesh designed for heavy loads.
Vietnamese hat – worn for every occasion during sunshine or rain, in the rice field or market.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX
An old ammunition box from the Vietnam War a serious piece of Vietnamese history.
MOTHER-IN-LAW’S TONGUE OR SNAKETONGUE PLANT
An old ammunition box from the Vietnam War screwed to the wardrobe. The clip needs some pressing down to close it, a serious piece of Vietnamese history.
In care for the environment all beverages in the mini bar are re-useable bottles.
Passionfruit looks a little strange growing on its creeper vine, which wraps itself around our balcony and cling onto it, seeking sunlight. But don’t let appearances fool you – this fruit is popular and widely eaten around the world.
TEA KETTLE AND COFFEE MAKER
To lessen the impact on the environment we opted for manual coffee brewers and loose Vietnamese tea.Coffee, tea and brown sugar are in washable and refillable glass containers.
FREE DRINKING WATER
To save plastic the four complimentary water bottles in your room are sterilized and filled with filtered water.
DO NOT DISTURB
A broom transformed into a Do Not Disturb/Make up my room sign.
GARBAGE BIN LINERS
Made from washable fabric the garbage goes to one large bag into the bin. No individual plastic liners are used.
Next to modern amenities like a rain shower the bathrooms feature a tin ceiling, concrete basins and a high level toilet cistern from the old times.
Organic soap, shampoo and shower gel by Refillables Hoi An.Central Vietnam’s first refillable concept store, was developed with the hopes of easing the overuse of single-use plastics.