Construction of Vietnam’s tallest building commences in Ho Chi Minh City

The tower will surpass Chicago’s Willis Tower and Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers in height.

August 04, 2015 |
Arup, Atkin, Mixed-use, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh

The tower is made out of a cluster of 25 rectangular tubes jutting out of the ground at varying heights. Renderings courtesy Atkins

A 1,509-foot skyscraper broke ground on the banks of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Dezeen reports.

The tower was designed by British architecture firm Atkins, and is poised to be the tallest building in Vietnam once completed.

Its 81 stories gives the tower its name, The Vincom Landmark 81, developed by Vingroup, and will serve as a mixed-use tower.

Renderings that have been released depict a tower made out of a cluster of 25 rectangular tubes jutting out of the ground at varying heights. The shorter tubes will be topped with roof gardens.

A total of 2.59 million sf will host a hotel, serviced residential apartments, and retail space.

Atkins is in charge of both the architecture and landscape design, and Arup will collaborate on the design and construction of the skyscraper.

Dezeen has the full report.

 

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