No, this is not the latest roller coaster — it’s actually a self-sustaining community designed by DWP Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Noticed at Designboom, ‘Everrich 2 Apartments’ is a massive mixed-use community that broke ground earlier this year. A combination of retail, public and private spaces, Everrich 2 also boasts a number of notable green features inside and out. Definitively a new architectural gesture in an ever-evolving cultural and urban landscape, this complex is anticipated to embody contemporary luxury living on a grand-scale in Vietnam.
Everrich 2 is set to occupy an area of 6.8 million sq ft with over 3,100 apartments ranging from 1,200 to over 2,500 sq ft. Its design concept is a throwback to the Mobius Strip, where the undulations of the structure not only create dynamism in the overall form, but also manage to reduce the visual mass of the 37-story building. The irregular shape also affords for a wider range of views, maximized light distribution, and optimal ventilation throughout the building, the center courtyard, and the public spaces. An exercise in sustainability on a grand-scale, the complex’s green features are highlighted by natural ventilation, sky gardens, green roofs, natural landscaping in the façade, and shading treatments to reduce the energy load of the building.
Everrich 2 is projected to open in February of 2012 in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City.