vo trong nghia tops residences with connecting roof garden in ho chi minh city
images courtesy of vo trong nghia architects




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

the three apartment blocks are in construction and will stand at 22-storeys




comprised of 22 storeys and topped with the garden roof, this provides residents with amples of green space, which rarely occurs in the city. the façades can be seen covered with planter boxes, filled with bamboo. the choice of the specific plant is to regulate heat gain, while shading the residences from the powerful tropical sunlight. with many current developments in ho minh chi city expediting the loss of greenery, 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.

the most distinctive feature is the roof garden which will provide inhabitants with green space and fresh air

externally, the apartments are all shaded by a screen of bamboo planters

bamboo helps control heat gain from the tropical sunlight while providing structural flexibility against storms

the roofs are considered as a green bridge connecting the volumes together

the green facade is regarded not only a dedication to the comfort of inhabitants, but a contribution to the landscape

the residences at night




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