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December 18, 2013

Atkins unveils design of 36-storey tower in Vietnam

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Lavenue Crown Hotel

UK-based architectural firm Atkins has revealed its design for a 36-storey tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Lavenue Crown Hotel development will include a Langham hotel, a retail mall, serviced apartments and a sky bar.

The design is a 160m tower with a floor area of 66,000m². It features four petal-like facades that extend downwards to provide a series of canopies, and upwards to shelter the roof terraces of the sky bar.

The architectural firm said the tower’s lotus flower shape is a reflection of the Lavenue Investment Corporation’s vision for the project.

Atkins senior design director in Hong Kong Ian Milne said the company’s challenge was to design a tower with a grand entrance on a constrained site.

"Our design delivers this, along with a generous public space and drop-off area while achieving the best building shape to maximise the total gross floor area," Milne said.

Atkins chief representative in Vietnam Tri Quang Mai said: "The tower, once completed, will become one of the most important urban landmarks, which reflects the contemporary, vibrant and dynamic nature of Ho Chi Minh City."

Atkins has provided concept and schematic designs, design development, tender documentation, a review of local architects’ design documentation and site review services for the project.

The firm’s other projects in Vietnam include the design for a beach-side hotel in In Nha Trang and the masterplan for a new community in Vung Ro Bay.

The Vung Ro Bay masterplan involves the development of a marina, a resort hotel and luxury villas, which will have direct links to Tuy Hòa, the capital of the Phu Yen province and the Vung Ro airport.

Image: The 36-storey Lavenue Crown Hotel is about 160m high. Photo: courtesy of Atkins.

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