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Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain"

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Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain"
Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain", Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
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Vo Trong Nghia Architects has begun work on FPT University Ho Chi Minh City, a building set to begin a renewal of the natural landscape previously destroyed by mass development. In the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, only 0.25% of the city is covered in greenery, contributing to environmental stress on its infrastructure - frequent energy shortages, increased pollution, and rising temperatures are more common as the city grows. Read more after the break

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To break the mold of straight, vertical buildings, FPT University is envisioned to be a forested mountain, growing out of a city of concrete and brick. By creating more greenery than is destroyed for the construction, the project will help combat environmental stress and become a catalyst for more sustainable development.

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Ample green space is dedicated to circulation and gathering, accommodating the estimated flow of 5,000 students at one time. The ground floor features a large courtyard with high trees, a pond, and space for lectures, events, exchange, or eating lunch.

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A semi-outdoor garden weaves through the building and connects each program to greenery, continuing onto the roof where it provides additional public space. In addition, trees that recycle air and reduce energy consumption by producing shade cover the facade.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed FPT University with the hope of creating a "harmony between humans and nature," and aiding in "the recovery of greenery that once flourished in this land."

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  • Architects

  • Principal Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Kosuke Nishijima, Hidetoshi Sawa, Tran Thi Hang
  • Architects

    Nguyen Tat Dat, Nguyen Duy Phuoc, Takahito Yamada, Le Thanh Tung, Tran Cam Linh, Felix Ehrminger
  • Area

    29000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Vo Trong Nghia’s FPT University Ho Chi Minh City is Inspired by a "Forested Mountain"" 01 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772769/vo-trong-nghias-fpt-university-ho-chi-minh-city-is-inspired-by-a-forested-mountain/> ISSN 0719-8884
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