Henrik Folkar

General Director & Practice Leader (Vietnam)

Henrik rejoined PTW Architects in 2014 after a few years away heading up architectural studios in Sweden and Vietnam. His experience ranges from residential, education, hotel & resorts, commercial office towers to urban master planning. Henrik is a design orientated architect with strong focus on the creative design process and developing projects in rapidly emerging markets. This avid interest for design has led to several competition-winning projects in the SEA region over the years. Henrik is committed to sustainable design principles, and has experience in a range of certification systems internationally e.g. LEED, Passiv House, Miljöbyggnad, BREEAM, & Lotus.


Vector Leadership Diploma. Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

US Green Building Council. LEED Green Associate

M.Sc. in Development Practices: Housing & Urbanisation

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture RIBA

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Architecture. RIBA

Building Construction Engineering Diploma. SIR


Oxford School of Architecture, Oxfordshire, England

Canterbury School of Architecture & Design, Kent, England

Göteborg Institute of Technology, Sweden


2014 – present PTW Architects, General Director – Vietnam & Taiwan

2012 – 2014 Sweco Architects, Sweden, Head of Architecture Division

2009 – 2012 Design Worldwide Partnership, Vietnam. Design Director

2006 – 2009 PTW Architects, Vietnam, Manager (Chief of Rep. Office)

2005 – 2006 Stephen Woolley Associates. Senior Architect

2002 – 2004 o2 Architecture, Design Architect

1999 – 2000 Murray O’Laoire Architects, Ireland, Design Architect

Recent projects:

  • Xi Thu Thiem Residences, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • HH2 Gamuda Gardens, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Eurowindow Nha Trang Hotel & Resort, Cam Ranh Bay, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
  • Ben Van Don Waterfront, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • The Artemis, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Viettel HQ & Commercial Centre, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Saigon High-tech Park Masterplan, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Berrimah Township Masterplan, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Bitexco Executive Office (ID), District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • An Phuoc New Town. Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • My Khe Village Masterplan. Son Tra District, Danang, Vietnam
  • Phan Thiet Residences. Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam
  • City Garden. Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Centrepoint Saigon. Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Capital Tower. Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Project prior to joining PTW

  • GSv Masterplan, Umeå University Town, Sweden
  • Myresjö BRF, Umedalen, Sweden
  • Minerva Secondary School, Lilljansberget, Sweden
  • Friesland Campina HQ, An Binh, Binh Duong, Vietnam. International Property Award winner Asia Pacific. Category: “Best Office Architecture”
  • Maysan Towers, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cityscape Award. Category: “Best Residential future”
  • Truong Son Mixed-use, District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Cornerstone VIB, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Saigon South Residences, Nha Be District, Vietnam
  • Majestic Hotel Extension, CBD, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Castletroy Mixed-use Masterplan
    County Limerick, The Republic of Ireland
  • Askeaton Housing, County Limerick, The Republic of Ireland