The T3 terminal at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCMC will have the form of an ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese women’s garment.
Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which manages the country’s 22 civilian airports, has announced that it would be using the ao dai design and will be soliciting bids from construction companies this quarter.
It was stated that a commercial office complex would be constructed within the airport, with a garden at its center, and that the terminal’s curving roof would extend all the way to the garden.
The lines and silhouette of the traditional Vietnamese ao dai would be evoked.
There are two key features in the terminal bundle, and they are the garden and the complex.
Parks, raised squares, lakes, and vertical gardens were included into the terminal’s design to provide natural light and ventilation, the ACV explained.
The terminal will be able to handle 20 million passengers per year, reducing pressure on the current terminals.