VILLA LE VOILE, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Case Study

Client: MINERVA CORPORATION
Architect: CNPN & ACCO
Principal Contractor: STONEWEST (HK)
Services Provided: Principal Contracting, Conservation, Restoration, Cleaning, Alteration & Intervention

Project Overview

The villa was built in 1927 and is considered to be one of the finest examples of the French Colonial period architecture surviving in Ho Chi Minh City today.

The mixture of Eastern and Western design elements gives it a unique character that reflects the differing cultural influences present in the history of Vietnam.

The Villa is situated on an area of more than 2,900 square meters (44x66m) at 110-112 Vo Van Tan Street in District 3 in the block between Ba Huyen Thanh Quan and Nguyen Thi Dieu.

Key Successes

  • Safe demolition works of non-historic adjacent buildings, and removal of internal partitioning.
  • Sourcing of heritage encaustic floor tiles to match original design.
  • Façade cleaning utilizing Doff cleaning techniques.
  • Traditional lime stucco render works to the façade including rustications, molded cornices and pediments.
  • Complete replacement of the roof structure using internally sourced matching roof tiles.
  • Restoration of all windows and doors, including unforeseen timber decay repairs.
  • Localised reinstatement of paint schemes to match historic painted areas using microporous mineral paint.
  • Landscaping and restoration of the perimeter fences.

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