The Tien Bo City project reinterprets the unique Hanoi streetscape and Vietnamese landscape into a contemporary green, light and airy development.
LAVA's competition winning design is a mix of five-star hotel, commercial and residential in a city-block-sized complex in the centre of Hanoi, a new place for people that connects old and new.
Three low-rise buildings cascade down to a public space preserving an historic printing factory, a century-old pagoda and a banyan tree.
The building design references the various scales of Hanoi old town (including famous ‘tube’ houses) and the sweeping hills and valleys of Sapa. Staggered rooflines and the multi-functional layering of commercial activities on the ground floor and apartments above are topped by a terrace.
The nine storeys-high buildings are subdivided into multiple small units for hotel, residential, offices, a culture centre and artist studios that recreate the feeling of the typical Hanoi streetscape with active ground planes and activated terraces and rooftops.
Construction has commenced.