SOM to Design Master Plan of FPT City in Vietnam

3 March 2011 (Last Updated March 3rd, 2011 18:30)

Global architectural practice Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) has been awarded the master plan commission for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam. The plan has been commissioned by FPT, a international IT and telecommunications company with headquarters in Chicago, US. The proje

Global architectural practice Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) has been awarded the master plan commission for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam.

The plan has been commissioned by FPT, a international IT and telecommunications company with headquarters in Chicago, US.

The project spans over 1.8 million square metres and incorporates a town centre, a business district and residential neighbourhoods aswell as a new campus for the FPT University, a research institute and training centre.

SOM's plans will result in a complete urban community on site including different types of housing along with schools, kindergartens, healthcare clinics, sports and other public facilities.

The town centre will contain a riverfront harbour, along with a civic piazza that will serve as a meeting space for the community.