studioMilou winner of the competition for the Ho Chi Minh city opera house
The design evolved over the course of several months of research and relentless attempts to define forms at once harmonious with the spectacular Saigon riverfront location and the dynamism of its fast-evolving context in the Thu Thiem New Urban District.
The rise and fall of the roofing evoke movements of water, wind, sails, and superbly crafted traditional fishing nets, while the scale and project infrastructure responds to the requirements of a major national institution of international standards. Carefully detailed interiors focus on creating a sense of largesse within public spaces bathed in light and natural ventilation.
We thank the authorities of Ho Chi Minh City for this exceptional opportunity and will be posting our fly-through video next, along with an interview with Jean-Francois Milou and Nguyen Thanh Trung, our lead designers, on the process of designing the project. Stay-tuned!