Arts Hub Competition|Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The design competition brief calls for adaptive re-use of several villas currently on site while introducing a mixed-use art hub featuring hospitality, exhibition, and leisure facilities. At the heart of the site, BCD has designed a new sunken public square which extends into the neighboring park. A hotel block, restaurants, and the cultural facilities are all organized around this central courtyard. A pristine glass-walled library acts as anchor to the cultural and leisure facilities, with galleries and restaurants taking up residence in the existing villas, breathing new life into these previously neglected structures.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Competition 2018