construction starts on vo trong nghia's FPT university in ho chi minh city
 

construction starts on vo trong nghia's FPT university in ho chi minh city

 

construction work has begun in vietnam at the site of FPT university, a new educational campus designed by vo trong nghia architects. the scheme is characterized by a wealth of green spaces that have been designed to promote student and staff interaction and well-being. described as a landmark building for sustainability, the project boasts tree-covered rooftops and balconies, and a plant-filled courtyard.

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the scheme is characterized by a wealth of green spaces

 

 

coinciding with the university’s ground breaking, vo trong nghia architects has released new renderings of the project. a mountainous landscape is formed of staggered floorplates that blend into the surrounding landscape. this creates a smooth transition between floor heights, while simultaneously enclosing a courtyard at the center of the scheme for both students and staff. vegetation extends from this central space across circulation wells, balconies, walkways, and rooftop terraces.

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the scheme has been designed to promote student and staff interaction and well-being

 

 

 

a semi-outdoor garden allows fluid circulation and unrestricted views of the courtyard, as well as the city beyond. the extensive use of natural vegetation reduces the campus’ carbon footprint — lessening the need for air conditioning, while providing extra shade and better air quality. the multi-storey building adds variation to the flat urban landscape, serving as a visual counterpoint to the area’s existing vertical blocks that stand as isolated objects.

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the project boasts tree-covered rooftops and balconies, and a plant-filled courtyard

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natural vegetation extends from the central courtyard

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a semi-outdoor garden allows fluid circulation

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the courtyard features an abundance of greenery

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the use of plants reduces the campus’ carbon footprint

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water is also used to help cool outdoor areas of the scheme

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in total, the site measures 22,500 square meters

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a mountainous landscape is formed of staggered floorplates that blend into the landscape

 

project info:

 

name: FPT university ho chi minh city
architect firm: vo trong nghia architects
principal architects: vo trong nghia, kosuke nishijima, hidetoshi sawa, tran thi hang.
architects: nguyen tat dat, tran cam linh, takahito yamada, nguyen duy phuoc
status: under construction
program: university
location: ho chi minh city, vietnam
site area: 22,500 sqm
GFA: 29,000 sqm
client: FPT university
budget: 400,000,000,000 VND (approx. $18million USD)

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