Freeway Rest Stop - Ha Long


Ha Long, Vietnam

The project was the design of three Freeway Rest Stops along the route between Mong Cai and Ha Long in the north of Vietnam. This rest stop, around 20 km outside of Ha Long, reflects the surrounding hilly landscape. Clusters of egg-shaped volumes, each with an oculus skylight, are arranged on both sides of the highway. The hill-eggs are sliced horizontally to create green roof planters, and to let in more light to the convenience store and restaurants below. The oval shapes are carried through in the parking layout. The design is a remarkable event - whether you stop or not - along this route.

With Inros Lackner Vietnam: Sketch design and 3D model