Prague 2016 | Plasterboard

Lam Dong Administrative Center

Viet NamViet NamCompany Name: Hoang Van Co., Ltd

Project description

Lam Dong Province’s Administrative Center is a state-owned project in Lam Dong, Vietnam. Aiming to serve cultural, political and social event activities for the whole Lam Dong province, the project was developed into two main parts: the conference halls and the office area. The total floor area spans 900 square metres and the two conference halls offer a capacity of 300 and 500 seats respectively. The main characteristics of these two function rooms focus on acoustic treatment and a high level of smooth finishing. Our Gyptone wall-lining and step-concealed ceiling solutions were used and contributed to the aesthetic, acoustic and non-flammable outstanding performance of the project. Despite the difficulties in installation caused by the tilted wall and high step-concealed ceiling, the project was completed successfully in a timely manner. It has become the iconic project that the Vietnam team is proud of for being one of the first projects that used our lightweight solutions.


Hoang Van Co., Ltd

Hoang Van Co., LTd was established in 2007 by Mrs. Hoang Thi Ngoc Van. Hoang Van specializes in commercing metal frame and plasterboard and installing ceilings and drywall. The company has installed several projects such as BigC Supermarket in Da Lat, Da Lat Square, Da Lat College of Tourism, Vinpearl Tam Gia Nha Trang.

Excellent aesthetics
Gyproc Classic plasterboard 9mm and VTC-Alpha metal frame were used for the step-concealed and curving ceilings
Acoustic insulation
Gyptone was used to gain reverberation time of 0.97′ (for 300 guest hall) and 1.13′ (for 500 guest hall) – according to Saint-Gobain’s calculation

Key Achievements

  • Acoustic performance, RT at 0.97s and 1.13s
  • Was able to convert original specification (using wood solution) to our Gyptone wall lining system, delivering good sound absorption and great level of aesthetics
  • A “breakthrough” project in using plasterboard solution instead of traditional methods for a typical state-owned project
  • Setting a new standard (raise the bar) for state-owned premises
  • Great iconic reference project to promote Gyptone

Key Challenges

First of all the project was originally specified with perforated wooden wall-lining system- a common solution in such a highland area. Second of all, this was a state-owned project with quite a complicated decision making process. Therefore, the biggest challenge that the team faced was how to convince the relevant stakeholders to change the specified wooden system to our solution. From a technical standpoint, the installers faced the challenge of the tilted design but to still ensure the smoothness of the wall. Moreover, they also had pressure from the project timeline of only 2 months whilst this normal workload would normally take 3 months.


Building owner:
The People’s Commitee of Lam Dong Province
Nguyen Tan Loc
Main contractor:
Construction Corporation No.1 (CC1)
Phạm Quốc Tuấn
Saint-Gobain Team:
Phan Thu Hang – Technical Manager – Saint-Gobain Gyproc VietnamVo Thanh Lan – Regional Project Manager, South – Saint-Gobain Gyproc VietnamNguyen Hai Anh – Technical Support Manager – Saint-Gobain Gyproc Vietnam