DFS Van Don Airport 

A new pavilion for Vietnam’s Van Don Airport recalls the textures of mid-century Modernism and the rocky mountains of nearby Ha Long Bay. Located directly on the departures concourse, one of the main challenges for the pavilion lay in balancing a sense of enclosure with the need for product visibility. Three solid walls which house the back-of-house and display walls form the backbone of the pavilion, while pigmented concrete screen blocks form a visually transparent facade. A feature display for beauty products is installed at the far end, illuminated from above by a triangular skylight.  


Location: Vietnam
Program: Retail
Year: 2019
Status: Built
Team: Paul Tse, Evelyn Ting, Jessie Chui, Phoebe Fan, Sharon Kwan, Ethan Law, Ethan Loo