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Tallest skyscraper in Vietnam scoops international award - 21 December 2016
The Atkins-designed supertall Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City has won “best residential high-rise development Asia Pacific” and “best international residential high-rise development” at the International Property Awards 2016. Following the award of “best residential high-rise development Vietnam” earlier this year by Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016, the project was nominated to represent Asia Pacific to compete with winning developments from other regions at the International Property Awards.
At an expected height of 460m, the Landmark 81 will be the tallest building in Vietnam, adding a new iconic beacon to Ho Chi Minh City’s ever growing skyline. Construction started in 2015 with completion set for 2017.
Mr Mai Quang Tri, Atkins’ country representative in Vietnam, said: “The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. This international award, following the regional award earlier this year, is a great recognition of our achievement in architectural design and highlights the collaborative approach we’ve taken to meet our client’s vision. We look forward to developing our relationship with Vingroup to create further iconic landmarks and setting international standards.”
Mr Ian Milne, Atkins’ senior design director for South East Asia, added: “accommodating the needs and aspirations of the increasingly urbanised people of Asia, is a key challenge for every architect working in the region. Atkins is proud to be involved in this award winning project for Vingroup, as it represents a new benchmark in high-quality, sustainable, high density, vertical living. This building type will be particularly important as Asia moves forward. Approaching five hundred comfortable homes have been accommodated on the footprint of five traditional houses. All will be connected seamlessly to a full range of facilities from schools to cinemas and in the future an integral metro station. Many enjoy wonderful private sky gardens. It is indeed an area where the cities of the West can learn much from what is being done in the cities of Vietnam and the East.”
The 81-storey development is situated in the prime location of Vinhomes Central Park and faces Saigon River. It features an unusual architectural design that symbolises the diversity and fast-emergence of Ho Chi Minh City, comprising areas for residential, retail and a hotel. The 241,000m2 development will also feature a contemporary landscape design that merges natural beauty into the building.
Landmark 81 has been repeatedly recognised by long established awards in industry, including being a finalist at the recent World Architecture Festival in Berlin, Germany.
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