Foster + Partners provide design solutions for new neighbourhood in Ho Chi Minh
Foster + Partners
Ho Chi Minh
Architects appointed to help shape vision for The Global City development
Masterise Homes – the developer of The Global City in Vietnam - has announced the appointment of Tenderstream member Foster + Partners as architectural advisors, providing innovative and sustainable design solutions to create a diverse neighbourhood in Ho Chi Minh City. The 117.4 ha masterplan will include high-rise and low-rise apartments, villas and social housing, schools, medical and administration facilities, and a 125,000 sq m grade-A shopping mall, in order to create a sustainable, mixed-use community.
A central green spine and two adjacent waterways run from the northern to the southern boundaries of the site. Each of the five neighbourhoods has its own distinctive character, which has been developed to meet the needs of the community who live there. The majority of the high-rise residential buildings are located on the central boulevard, which also acts as a large public park, where residents and visitors can enjoy riverside views. The neighbourhoods’ residential buildings are influenced by the vernacular of Ho Chi Minh City, with the scale and use of materials - including brick and timber - referencing the local streets to complement the city’s existing palette.
Overall, the development is linked throughout by lush landscaping, creating pedestrian walkways and improving biodiversity, while providing residents with spaces to exercise, gather and socialise. Gerard Evenden, head of studio at Foster + Partners, said: “The design seeks to strike a balance between biodiversity and human wellbeing within an urban context, seamlessly integrating the buildings with a range of flexible, landscaped public spaces and community facilities to create a holistic, sustainable masterplan for the future.”
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