Hon Thom Island, Vietnam / 10 Design

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International architecture practice 10 Design (part of Egis Group) has revealed the concept design for Sun Group’s Hon Thom Island, an iconic integrated resort and hospitality destination along the vibrant Bai Trao Beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

Led by Design Partners José Cláudio Silva and Peter Barrett, the resort masterplan unfolds through one kilometre of coastal frontage and across 20 hectares of premium beach and waterfront. The development features an integrated resort tower as well as luxury hotels, beachside and clifftop villas, townhouses and beach clubs, boasting stunning vistas of the coast and the natural mountain ridge of northwest Hon Thom Island. The scheme will also enhance its connectivity to the wider archipelago through private and VIP marinas, a public jetty and helipad, in addition to a cable car connecting the island to Phu Quoc.

The landmark tower is designed to evoke a pair of billowing sails departing into the Gulf of Thailand. Luxury rooms are placed across the curvature of the sails, making the most of the generous views towards the horizon and the lush backdrop of mountain slopes.

Luxury and premium residential villas are placed along at the beachfront and are designed to blur the boundaries between nature and architecture through infinity pools, gardens, outdoor decks and direct access to a private beach.

The central commercial beach club is designed in a dramatic circular form with a sky-lit interior atrium nestled into the coastal slopes, housing public spaces, retail programmes and pool decks.

Townhouse village acts as the destination anchor at the resort’s southern gateway, where a range of residential townhouses and boutique hotels are cascading down the terrain towards the coast. The village is tied together by a network of linear parks and coastal promenades that conclude at the adjacent Fisherman’s wharf. The Fisherman’s wharf is reimagined as an extension of the rocky coast, with its glass retail volumes attached to stone blocks seemingly rising out from the sea.

Managing Partner – Asia, Barry Shapiro, commented:
“We are excited to complete the masterplan and concept design for Hon Thom Island, which will serve as one of the beachside jewels of the local Phu Quoc region as well as the world-class waterfront hospitality and lifestyle destination. The resort is an important milestone as the first major project completed by our 10 Design Singapore studio, and we will continue to grow our presence in Southeast Asia through expert design and delivery services, to be facilitated by the upcoming expansion of our Singapore team into the new office space.”