The design of a terminal in Long Thanh International Airport by Heerim Architects & Planners (Source: mt.gov.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) organised a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 22 to award winners of the terminal designing contest for Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.

Sixteen domestic and foreign consultancy units participated in the contest, according to the organisers.

The first prizes, each worth 15,000 USD, were presented to three designs including one in the shape of a lotus flower (LT-03) submitted by Heerim Architects & Planners, another by Japan Airport Consultants-Adp Ingenierie Shigeru Ban Architects joint venture, which uses bamboo furniture (LT-04) and one of CPG Consultant-Azusa Sekkei-Pae joint-venture, which features coconut leaf details (LT-07).

[Lotus-inspired design chosen for Long Thanh int’l airport]

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho said that the selected designs will be further studied, completed and used in devising a feasibility report of the project, which will be submitted to the National Assembly for approval in late 2019.


The Long Thanh international airport is set to have a total investment of 336.63 trillion VND (14.8 billion USD), with construction divided into three phases.

In the first phase, a runway and one passenger terminal along with other supporting works will be built to serve 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tonnes of cargo each year. This phase is hoped to be finished by 2025.

In the second phase, one more runway and another passenger terminal will be constructed to serve 50 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of cargo a year.

After the third phase expansion, the airport will be able serve 100 million passengers and 5 million tonnes of cargo each year.-VNA