Diane Pham

Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

by , 06/18/10

Dwp architects, Sustainable architecture, green architecture, green roof, natural ventilation, sky garden, vertical gardens, green apartments, public spaces, Vietnam, ho chi minh city

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.

Dwp architects, Sustainable architecture, green architecture, green roof, natural ventilation, sky garden, vertical gardens, green apartments, public spaces, Vietnam, ho chi minh city

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.

+ DWP Architects

Via Designboom

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