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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
SOM  just unveiled a new master plan for a green city in Vietnam that comes hot on the heels of their Green Tech City . Situated on the edge of Danang, FPT City will be a 180-hector town for the communication company FPT ’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.
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  connect the community to nature  while creating a walkable environment throughout the development. The green strips also absorb storm water  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  with shaded streets. SOM has vaguely described the project’s sustainable goals  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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 SOM: http://www.som.com/content.cfm/www_home
 Green Tech City: http://inhabitat.com/som-to-create-amazing-green-tech-city-for-hanoi-vietnam/
 FPT: http://www.fpt.com.vn/en/
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 storm water: http://inhabitat.com/water/
 non-vehicle transportation: http://inhabitat.com/people-powered-cardboard-flinstone-van-hits-the-streets-of-sao-paulo/
 sustainable goals: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-building/
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