Port Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu. Apart from its local population, it also has a large multinational resident population and ever-growing tourism from France, Australia, New Zealand and China. The current commercial, retail and in-town accommodation offering is simple, and infrastructure is developing. Dickson Rothschild’s concept of the Port Vila Harbour Centre sets a landmark offering of modern retail, dining, office and apartments.
Sitting on the bank of a newly built in-town waterfront, Dickson Rothschild maximises this view with landscaped ground level public domain, and a roof top entertaining terrace and infinity pool. The design focuses on cross-ventilation bringing natural breeze into the building via a wide corridor to meet the year-round tropical climate. Inspired by the local tropical trees, the main external finish and materials are envisaged to be of timber-look batten sunshades and louver screens.
The proposal introduces high quality and diversity to the Port Vila market and significantly increases the value of the site for the Client.