foster + partners: vietinbank business centre foster + partners: vietinbank business centre
oct 25, 2010

foster + partners: vietinbank business centre

vietinbank business centre by foster + partners

a ground-breaking ceremony has been held for vietinbank business centre, foster + partners‘ first project in vietnam. bringing together the bank’s headquarters, conference, hotel and leisure facilities, the landmark towers are strategically located between central hanoi and the airport, demonstrating the emergence of vietnam as an international financial centre.

the 300,000-square-metre mixed-use development comprises two towers, connected by a seven-storey podium building containing conference facilities, luxury shops, cafes and restaurants and topped by roof top gardens. the taller tower, at 68-storeys, will provide an energy-efficient new headquarters for vietinbank, one of vietnam’s largest banking groups. the second, 48-storey tower will house a five-star hotel, spa and serviced apartments.

the scheme has a progressive environmental agenda and is designed to mitigate the effects of the area’s high levels of humidity using a low-energy, desiccant wheel. the system draws in humidity, separating the water from the atmosphere and exhaling hot, dry air, which can then be cooled by ground water and released back into the buildings. this is the first time this technology has been applied in the region on such a large scale. a serrated facade, made up of projecting fins at 4.5-metre intervals, provides both shade and a unit of measurement for cellular offices around the perimeter of the floor plate.

  • Seems like the new Veight Industries headquarters!

    Alex says:
  • no helicopter parking?!!!!

    CAM says:
  • Is that Ho Chi Minh in the background? Its changed alot since I was there.

    Pm says:
  • Oh its Hanoi. I see.

    Pm says:
  • A big V in glittery silver.

    newlyn.com says:
  • The giant V makes it looks like the headquarters of an evil villan from a spy movie!!

    anon says:
  • Vandalay Industires, how can I help you?

    George says:
  • eeehmm…. emirates…

    Chr!s says:
  • Good one, CAM!

    claxton says:
  • huge

    craz_chen says:
  • fosters on his most commercial version….
    too much…

    thanos says:
  • Congrats on Foster for applying such a grand green scheme into the building. I will be very curious to see how successful it is.

    orca says:
  • Why do people hate on forms that are completely legible? Does it have to flux and confuse to be considered genius?

    fps says:
  • good

    good

    good

    mani says:
  • It must be just me that was hoping for images from a different angle. The “I” building (hotel) appears to have no depth to it at all in the renderings. Otherwise interesting design and like the humidity removal idea d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • V victoir??

    sarbastserwkany says:
  • V pour VietNam, mais il y a une fault d’ecrire …si jamais c’est : Viettinbank …

    Minh Phan says:
  • to jetwax,

    i think its another V on the top of the hotel building, the angle doesnt allow u to see the roof as it is not flat.

    W says:
  • WHY, does the daytime rendering show the skyline of LOWER MANHATTAN?!

    they must not even spent the time to do a site visit/take some photos… so much about the care for the context…

    Sid says:
  • Oh no !!!!!!!! I hope VI doesn’t stand for VIagra

    NV says:
  • ops

    id says:

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