Ho Chi Minh | Vietnam    Institutional   59.000 sqm    International Competition    Concept    @DCMStudios

The masterplan proposes to reconcile the new accommodation with the restoration of the retained buildings, by clearing the site of clutter & strategically locating the new architectural elements, creating new vistas & landscaped spaces, forging a new civic hub for Ho Chi Minh City. In order to achieve the disparate aims of the project, the proposal creates an unambiguous distinction between the restored heritage buildings & the contemporary architectural components. Articulated by new public & private landscapes, new views are opened to the existing architecture. The new buildings are carefully placed at significant strategic locations, creating an architectural composition that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.

Project developed at DCMStudios Hong Kong.