We are proud to announce that we have been awarded first place in the international competition for a new landmark tall tower project in Ho Chi Minh City.
The competition was commissioned by Xuan Mai Eco Green Saigon, a major Vietnamese construction, development and integrated services corporation. Our flagship project for Xuan Mai is the 69 storey Hyatt Place Hyatt House tower that will be the new urban marker for District 7, and the major anchor for the currently under construction Eco Green Sai Gon development.
As part of the formal award ceremony at the EcoGreen Sai Gon display centre on site, we were given the opportunity to preview some of our design works to the public. We are thrilled to win this significant project and to commence on the design path with our local consulting partners.
Decibel Architecture was part of an international field of competitors, with commendations going to Aedas Singapore + Cubic (Vietnam), and Bruce Henderson Architects from Melbourne. The remainder of the practices included distinguished firms from Korea (Samoo + Plan ADD), Japan (Plantec Architects) and Vietnam (Archetype). We would like to acknowledge the excellent efforts of our fellow professionals who participated.
It is never easy in Architecture to be able to inspire belief in things that don’t yet exist and communicating those ideas with passion, integrity and respect is implicit to our practice. Decibel’s winning scheme proposed a highly integrated landscape podium, with an engaging public realm of retail and communal offerings built at human scale. Our landscape proposition expands the aspiration for the site to include the adjacent Xuan Mai parkland, proposing botanical bridges to connect this parkland heart to both the commercial hub, the tower and the future residential cluster on the adjacent site.
The tower springs from this raised landscape, reaching 275m tall, as a beacon of elegance – a refined environmental design and a cultural marker to bring District 7 into the new century of Ho Chi Minh’s growth. The Tower contains a conference centre and commercial offices to the lower floors. The upper levels are dedicated to the new Hyatt House + Hyatt Place dual destination of long stay apartment living and short stay premium hotel offerings. These two accommodation options share a spectacular sky lobby and access to a unique revolving restaurant and public sky deck viewing lounge at the pinnacle of the project.
The Xuan Mai Eco Green Tower represents a new and exciting benchmark for Ho Chi Minh City – with the recent opening of Landmark81, the city is growing in both economic and cultural importance. The Decibel Architecture proposal met with acclaim from the jury and the Urban Planning and Architecture Department. We would like to thank Xuan Mai Eco Green Saigon for this exciting opportunity and we look forward to the busy months ahead developing and delivering this exceptional project and outcome for our client.