Vo Trong Nghia Tops Apartment Blocks With Connecting Roof Garden In Vietnam

known for overflowing their architecture with greenery, vo trong nghia architects have designed the ‘diamond lotus’- a large scale housing scheme set to accommodate 720 families.

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standing as three, singular condominium buildings, they are connected through a garden, spanning the roofs of all three volumes.

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comprised of 22 storeys and topped with the garden roof, this provides residents with amples of green space, which rarely occurs in the city.

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the façades can be seen covered with planter boxes, filled with bamboo. the choice of the specific plant is to regulate heat gain,

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while shading the residences from the powerful tropical sunlight. with many current developments in ho minh chi city expediting the loss of greenery,

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the roof garden feature and green screen façade is regarded not only as a dedication to the comfort of inhabitants, but also a contribution to the wider urban landscape.

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practice : vo trong nghia architects
principals : vo trong nghia + kosuke nishijima + tran thi hang
architects : kuniko onishi, tran thi thanh tuyen, tran vo kien, victor llavata
status : in progress
program : condominiums
location : ho chi minh city, vietnam
site area : 8,400m2
gfa : 67,240m2
client : phuc khang corporation

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