Mr. NGUYEN DUC DUNG – Challenges with AEON Project
Hi! Recently, almost all of your time is to
manage the AEON team on site (GEMBA), we have been building 5 Aeon mall
Shopping Centers up to now - in which three of them in HCMC you have
been involved. Does the working time on site (GEMBA), have an impact on
your family life?
Answer: If comparing a normal job with an
Architect, there will be many differences, architects working in office
and on site (GEMBA) are also remarkably different. Many people may not
realize that, but in fact when working on site (GEMBA), the work will go
in a positive direction, promptly adjusting the design drawings and
being flexible when absolutely needed, also to examine each detail
extremely thoroughly. As everyone knows, the biggest problem for an
architect is time and concentration; however, I am very fortunate to be
fully supported by my family to develop all my thinking skills.
This makes me work harder and devote my focus in the past and future years.
When working at the construction site (GEMBA), what makes you love your job the most?
Answer: I’m so happy to see the project progress
and being completed day by day. In particular, my working space is open
out of the 4 walls in an office, I can refresh my spirit after checking
What motivates you most in your work?
Answer: For an Architect, the quality of the work
place is extremely important, not only do I need a computer screen, and a
place to check the A1-sized drawings after being printed or made into
architectural models; but, also it should be a place where people feel
good and motivated in the natural and comfortable lighting.
Do you have any hobbies besides design?
Answer: I love music. Music is my
pleasure. Whenever I'm tired or under pressure, I often listen to
music. Ballad songs make me feel relaxed and comfortable. It can be said that music is like a soulmate, helping me feel
more peaceful after stressful working hours. Also I often play football
and badminton during the weekends.
The Aeon project is expected to be completed in April 2019, you will no longer work at that site, what is your future plan?
Answer: I plan to travel everywhere, to experience the new world. Let’s see