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[Photos] Hanoi Displays Possible Designs for Long Thanh Airport

If you happen to be in Hanoi over the next two weeks, drop by Van Ho Exhibition Center at 2 Hoa Lu Street for a chance to see a slew of potential designs for Long Thanh International Airport.

According to Zing, the exhibition runs from November 28 to December 12, displaying nine models of the future Dong Nai-based airport. The designs were shortlisted from 16 submissions by architecture firms from all over the country.

What makes the display special is that for the first time, officials from the Airports Corporation Vietnam (ACV) will take into account public opinion to narrow down the final design choice: exhibition visitors will receive a questionnaire to share their thoughts on the models and vote for their favorite options.

After Hanoi, citizens in Vietnam’s other metropolises, such as Da Nang and Saigon, will also have their turn to pick the best design for Long Thanh’s new airport.

Have a look at some of the designs, courtesy of Zing, below:

LT-01’s overall design is inspired by a sparrow while the roof takes elements from the structure of bamboo nón lá.

LT-02 draws inspiration from the irregular shapes of limestone karsts in Ha Long Bay and other water elements.

LT-03 uses the shape of a lotus to form the overall structure of its terminals and decorative spaces.

LT-04 heavily incorporates bamboo into the design to maximize environmental sustainability.

LT-05 combines the lotus with Ha Long-inspired elements.

LT-06 uses symmetry to evoke the image of a butterfly.

LT-07 takes inspiration from palm leaves, a common plant native to the Dong Nai region.

LT-08 uses the structure of hand-woven baskets and a circular design.

LT-09 also remains faithful to the lotus but instead makes use of its color palette, including brown and light pink.

[Photos by Tien Tuan via Zing]

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