Viendong Meridian Tower, Vietnam
|Gross Floor Area
|Design / Completion
||2007 / -
||Vien Dong Group
||1st Prize of Competition
The ambitious goals of the project’s program have been arranged into 4 main massing designs. They are: the Project Podium, the Hotel Tower, the Residential Tower and Office Arch. The residential tower is positioned on the west side of the site, with its long elevation facing Nguyen Chi Thanh Street. This orientation affords the residential towers excellent long views to the river, sea and mountains as well as a prestigious street address across from the opera house. The hotel tower is oriented with its long elevation and lobby facing Hung Wong Street, the Public Park and the mixed-use commercial project to the south.
The hotel tower(with some of its lower floors devoted to office) is slightly higher than the residential tower its mass is a very slender monolith, accented with a dramatic sky garden restaurant at its roof. The seven level project podium contains entry lobbies for the tower functions above as well as a 3 floor retail arcade, museum, and upper level cinema and conference spaces. The podium form is sculpted to create an inviting identity for the retail as well as gracious street level presence