Atkins has broke ground on a 460-meter skyscraper in Vietnam that is set to be country's tallest. The 81-story development, Vincom Landmark 81 will rise in Ho Chi Minh City's Vinhomes Central Park, near the Saigon River, as a cluster of 25 extruded cubes capped with roof gardens. It will be comprised of serviced apartments, a hotel and retail anchored by a large shopping center and landscaped corridor.
“Our challenge was to create a unique and dynamic landmark tower design to support Vingroup’s vision for a high-end mixed use development. The tower is integrated into the public realm that addresses sustainable design challenges at various interfaces of the project," stated Bertil de Kleynen, director of architecture and landscape for Atkins in Asia Pacific, in a press release.
The British practice is working with Arup to complete the 241,000-square-meter project by 2017.