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SOM Unveils Green Master Plan for FPT City in Danang, Vietnam

Posted By Andrew Michler On March 2, 2011 @ 7:00 pm In Announcements,Architecture,Urban design | No Comments

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SOM [2] just unveiled a new master plan for a green city in Vietnam that comes hot on the heels of their Green Tech City [3]. Situated on the edge of Danang, FPT City will be a 180-hector town for the communication company FPT [4]’s employees and families. Composed of a downtown area, a university, and residential zones, the full service community will be walkable and sensitive to the flood-prone area thanks to the incorporation of green belts that connect the core to the out-reaching neighborhoods.

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The master-planned town is designed to hold 30,000 residents, and SOM will pay particular attention to multiple densities and mixed-use to encourage a diverse community. The green spaces [6] connect the community to nature [7] while creating a walkable environment throughout the development. The green strips also absorb storm water [8] from the adjacent hardscapes and filter it before it enters the harbor.

Water is a central theme, as the commercial district will straddle the waterfront, providing an attractive and lively cultural center. A business center will be the economic heart of the project, and the FPT University and research center will develop and foster talent for the company. Neighborhoods will offer a mix of medium and low-density housing, all within a 3 min walk to a green space. Residents will also be encouraged to use non-vehicle transportation [9] with shaded streets. SOM has vaguely described the project’s sustainable goals [10] by stating that “the plan also incorporates a wide network of smart infrastructure.” — so we will have to wait and see what they come up with.

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[2] SOM: http://www.som.com/content.cfm/www_home

[3] Green Tech City: http://inhabitat.com/som-to-create-amazing-green-tech-city-for-hanoi-vietnam/

[4] FPT: http://www.fpt.com.vn/en/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/som-unveils-green-master-plan-for-ftp-city-in-danang-vietnam/ftp-ed02/

[6] green spaces: http://inhabitat.com/landscape-architecture/

[7] nature: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-cluny-house-embodies-low-energy-luxury-in-singapore/

[8] storm water: http://inhabitat.com/water/

[9] non-vehicle transportation: http://inhabitat.com/people-powered-cardboard-flinstone-van-hits-the-streets-of-sao-paulo/

[10] sustainable goals: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/

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