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  7. Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City

  • 06:00 - 2 October, 2015
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Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City
Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City, Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Known for their work in adding greenery to the cities of Vietnam, Vo Trong Nghia Architects have unveiled their latest set of condominiums for Ho Chi Minh City – three towers covered in bamboo. Located 3.5km from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, their project “Diamond Lotus” has enough units for 720 families, with a total floor space of 67,240 square meters across its three buildings. Read more about this project after the break.

Aerial Rendered Night View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Aerial Rendered Night View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

To create a large green space, which is rarely available in the city, the three buildings have a connected roof – a feature also following Vietnamese Feng Shui. The facades of the three towers are covered in planter boxes, mitigating the tropical sunlight and reducing heat gain. Chosen for its structural flexibility, particularly against storms, bamboo will be planted throughout each 22-story building.

Exterior Rendered Street. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Exterior Rendered Street. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Interior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Unlike most projects in Ho Chi Minh City, which reduce green space with their development, Diamond Lotus not only creates comfort for its residents but adds to the landscape of Ho Chi Minh. Appearing amid the density of the city, this project will be the first green landmark of Ho Chi Minh, dedicated to changing the perspective of citizens on environmental sustainability.

Exterior Rendered Roofscape. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Exterior Rendered Roofscape. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Cite: Eric Oh. "Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Diamond Lotus Brings Greenery to Ho Chi Minh City" 02 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/774547/vo-trong-nghia-architects-diamond-lotus-brings-greenery-to-ho-chi-minh-city/>
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3 Comments

Orkun Kasap · October 02, 2015

So architects are still allowed to build modernist superblocks as long as they stuff them with plants. I'm relieved!

TT · October 02, 2015

Come onnn

Jake Groth · October 02, 2015

Dallas on the phone, "Yea, so if you could stop stealing our bridges that would be great."

Huy · October 02, 2015 06:39 PM

Looks like he has to travel around the world to "collect" parts for his design getting built. Shame!

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Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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