Located in central Saigon, the demand for this type of apartment building reflects the growing Vietnamese economy and its global connections.
The 12 storey building comprises 64 apartments with the ground floor given over to retail and the lobby. The apartments are generously proportioned with accommodation for a housekeeper. The facade is articulated with projecting rooms and water garden at window sill height. The edges and floor level, reflecting the sky and the trees, to clear glass where light and views enhance the activities within, also providing views out and gentle southern light for the library users.
Location: 25 Hàn Thuyên, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam. 10°46’43.1″N 106°41’53.4″E
Architects in association: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects,
Team: Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson,
Photography / images: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects