% Arabica Ho Chi Minh City Roastery / Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates

Architects: Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates
Area: 255 m²
Year: 2024
Photography: Quang Dam
Lead Architects: Nguyen Quang Khai
Building Consultant: Structon Group
Contractor: Fixx Systems
Team: Nguyen Quang Khai, Tran Yen Chau, Le Nguyen Viet Quan, Vo Nhat Anh
Program / Use / Building Function: Coffee Shop
City: Ho Chi Minh City
Country: Vietnam

% Arabica Ho Chi Minh City Roastery, designed by Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, blends heritage with modern aesthetics. Completed in 2024, the roastery offers indoor and outdoor seating, preserving traditional materials while introducing contemporary elements like glass blocks and rattan ceilings. The design reflects an industrial vibe with white tones, stainless steel, exposed aggregate floors, and warm wooden accents, creating a welcoming atmosphere in the heart of District 1.

% arabica ho chi minh city roastery / nguyen khai architects & associates

% Arabica Ho Chi Minh City Roastery is located in the heart of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, an area known for its vibrant energy and historic architecture. Positioned next to the Central Post Office, the store offers customers a chance to enjoy coffee with views of Notre Dame Cathedral.

The design preserves the location’s heritage by retaining traditional base and exterior materials. Modern elements are introduced through two glass blocks extending from inside to outside, forming the main functional areas: a roasting space and a kitchen. A central pathway invites natural light and creates shadow effects through a rattan ceiling, encouraging customers to explore or relax on the waiting bench.

% arabica ho chi minh city roastery / nguyen khai architects & associates

The seating area is divided into indoor and outdoor spaces, with glass partitions enhancing the space and offering views of both the surroundings and the coffee-making process. Iconic % Arabica stool seats dominate the outdoor area, while other furniture maintains a minimalistic design, reflecting the brand’s philosophy.

The store’s interior and architectural elements exhibit an industrial vibe, characterized by the predominant use of white, stainless steel, and exposed aggregate floors, a nod to local materials from the past. Wooden accents and plants balance the industrial charm, ensuring a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every customer.

% arabica ho chi minh city roastery / nguyen khai architects & associates
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Address: 41 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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