项目坐落于越南沿海城市海防（Hai Phong），海防位于红河入海口，距离河内约100公里，拥有越南北部最大的港口，堪称越南北部的物流与工业中心。本项目名为“Ark Pavilion for Pizza 4P’s”，坐落于某新建大型购物中心的一角，是一栋独立的单体建筑。
Hai Phong is a logistics and industrial hub with the largest terminal port in Northern Vietnam. It is a port city at the mouth of the Red River, about 100km away from Hanoi. The project, named “Ark Pavilion for Pizza 4P’s” is designed as a standalone building at the corner of a large newly built shopping mall.
▼项目鸟瞰，aerial view of the project © Hiroyuki Oki
This project is conceived as a symbolic monument to capture both the unique background and values of the city and restaurant – Hai Phong as a port and industrial city, as well as Pizza 4P’s value of sustainable dining. The building is perceived as an ark docked in a port, which is represented by the large shopping mall. It is an ark pavilion where the history and memories of the city are embraced and displayed to the diners and visitors.
▼项目航拍顶视图，aerial top view of the project © Hiroyuki Oki
An approach with a three-dimensional landscape
The shopping mall adjacent to this project is a huge three-story building with a total floor area of about 160,000 square meters, visited by 200,000 people a day. The project is in a triangular site, the Southeastern side of the mall. Dynamic transitions with varying spatial scales have been designed to sensibly guide the visitors to the dining space from the massive shopping mall. The access is designed as a three-dimensional landscape with the main entrance being located on the second floor. One approaches the restaurant by gently ascending to the flower garden. The visitors are then greeted by a tall atrium – 1.5 times higher than the typical mall’s ceiling height, creating a striking entrance to the restaurant. Above a pair of pizza ovens located in the heart of the restaurant, 9 North-facing skylights with varying sizes provide soft and gentle natural light into the dining area.
▼餐厅入口，entrance of the restaurant © Hiroyuki Oki
Benjamin trees are planted next to every window, which will eventually grow taller to shade the building from intense tropical sunlight. The soft and filtered sunlight from the trees and sight of leaves swaying in the breeze present visitors a memorable dining experience. In the evening, lit-up trees emerge above the void, highlighting the massive vertical space.
▼屋顶天窗与树池，Roof skylight and tree pool © Hiroyuki Oki
Natural light and tactile reveal materials of the city of Hai Phong
The city of Hai Phong, with its terminal port, has many industrial materials available. Space was realized by using these materials together with natural light. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted with curtains made of light metal chains. The entrance and dining area are softly separated by these metal chain curtains and layers of creeper plants. The metal chains are also used on the façade, railings, and supports for the creepers. These chains reflect the sunlight from the skylights and vertical slits, creating an ever-changing natural light.
▼入口区与金属帘，entrance area and the metal chain curtain © Hiroyuki Oki
Lighting fixtures are recycled from robust marine lighting found in the dockyard. Each of them has a different shape, bringing uniqueness to space and creating an emotional atmosphere with their material massiveness. The terrazzo floor around the pizza ovens is embedded with a pattern made of diagonally cut brass rods at every 50cm interval. The pattern is also applied to the ovens, adding intricate details that evoke the industrial atmosphere in the city. The upper floor has three types of terrazzo with brass cutouts, which are embedded throughout the corridor, creating a subtle yet interesting walking experience.
▼餐厅室内概览，overall of the interior © Hiroyuki Oki
▼位于餐厅中央的披萨烤炉，the pizza oven in the central of the restaurant © Hiroyuki Oki
A brick feature wall behind the ovens acts as a textured backdrop to the dining area. Local fire bricks are used and arranged in simple yet dynamic pattern. These patterns change depending on where one stands and direction of the light, like ripples in the ocean.
▼砖墙成为用餐区的肌理背景，A brick feature wall behind the ovens acts as a textured backdrop to the dining area © Hiroyuki Oki
▼由用餐区仰视天花板，up-looking the ceiling above the dining area © Hiroyuki Oki
▼砖墙细部，detail of the brick wall © Hiroyuki Oki
The railings along the void are made of three different materials: steel plates, steel chains, and wooden members. These materials, selected from the city’s fabric, provide not only a visual but also a tactile experience, drawing guests closer to where they are.
▼由二层走廊俯视一层用餐区，overlooking the dining area from the upper floor corridor © Hiroyuki Oki
▼栏杆的选材展现出城市的工业背景，The railings show the industrial background of the city © Hiroyuki Oki
▼栏杆细部，details of the railings © Hiroyuki Oki
This restaurant is an Ark Pavilion that embraces its local culture and history, intended to preserve, represent, and educate its identity to the future generation.
▼轴测图，axonometric drawing © Takashi Niwa Architects
▼总平面图，site plan © Takashi Niwa Architects
▼底层平面图，floor plan level 1 © Takashi Niwa Architects
▼二层平面图，floor plan level 2 © Takashi Niwa Architects
▼三层平面图，floor plan level 3 © Takashi Niwa Architects
▼剖面图，section © Takashi Niwa Architects
Status: Built in 12.2020
Location: 10 Vo Nguyen Giap street, Hai Phong city, Vietnam
Site area: 390m2
Client: 4P’s Corporation
Promoter: AEON MALL Hai Phong Le Chan
Architectural Design: Takashi Niwa Architects (Takashi Niwa, Kyohei Takahashi, Nguyen Van Khuong, Akash Ganguly, Lakshay Jasoria, Rhiddhit Paul, Jules Seguineau, Tran Quang Duc)
MEP engineer: SMT Viet Nam Construction Joint Stock Company
Main contractor: Obayashi Vietnam Corporation
Interior contractor: CYN Furniture joint stock company
Playground designer: Think Playgrounds
Shopping mall design and Tenant coordination: SEMBA VIETNAM CO., LTD.
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki