Nam Quang Landmark Toweris one of the Awarded projects at the Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018 hosted by Rethinking The Future. Nam Quang Landmark Tower designed by Chapman Taylor was submitted under Mixed Use (Concept) and was selected among the 442 Registrations received from across the globe at ACDA 2018. ‘Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2018′ competition concluded successfully its submissions on the 21st February 2018, with some creative and innovative projects from across the globe under various building categories. Rethinking the Future has been hosting these Awards for more than six years now and has gained great popularity among the architecture and design fraternity. With its panel of esteemed jury members comprising professionals and designers from various expertise, RTF has been delivering quite astonishing projects as Winners of the Awards. Some of the past Winners includes names like Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, Sanjay Puri Architects, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, and BIOME etc.
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Following are the project details:
Nam Quang Landmark Tower is located in the center of HCMC, District 3. Right in the intersection of the main avenue which connects to the Airport, and surrounding provinces. The site contains an existing popular cinema which will be integrated in the development as part of the commercial areas in podium.
Nam Quang Landmark Tower design is inspired in the Vietnamese Silk Lanterns, its materials, shapes and textures. The curvy shape of the tower is a replica of the lantern’s bamboo frame. The façades on podium areas are designed to be translucent, transmitting daylight inside during daytime and shining like a beacon at night time, replicating the lantern function.
The design focuses on a combination of modern and traditional look of Vietnam, which leads to the form of a modern tower in a shape of Vietnamese traditional lantern. Glass curtain wall facade, with terracotta mullions, and translucent stone cladding on retail podium. The curvy shape of the tower is a replica of Vietnamese Silk Lantern’s bamboo frame. The podium façades are designed to be translucent, transmitting daylight inside during daytime and shining like a beacon at night time, replicating the lantern function.
The whole concept breathes from the history of the Vietnamese culture and represent a new architectural landmark of Saigon. The tower contains 31 floors with 5 levels of retail on podium, 8 floors of commercial office and 18 floors of residential with 172 apartments.