the river window




BA, Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture



The project is a suggestion for the future development of an aquatic sport center belonging to Ba Son site, which was an old shipyard in the CBD of Ho Chi Minh City, containing a complex of factories built in different time throughout the city history. The site, under control of the military, was the largest empty site left in the CBD. Considering its size and position, any building built in this site would create possible effects onto the CBD area, and also the west side of Saigon river.

The design tries to address the issue on different scales: urban, architecture, interior and the interrelationship between them, by considering the effect of the existing surroundings onto the new sport center and combining the modern urban culture with traditional elements. The project also explores the role of sport buildings in helping reshape the city