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.