Gallery: SOM Unveils Golden Hills Eco Village for Danang, Vietnam


SOM was just awarded the master plan commission for Golden Hills, a major new sustainable city that dovetails with their recently revealed FTP City in Danang, Vietnam. The green development is set to transform a 375 hectare plot on the Cu De River into an environmentally sensitive town with robust pedestrian thoroughfares, water-cleansing green belts, and an urban fabric composed of shops, services, parks and mixed-density living. SOM’s masterplan will incorporate a balanced diversity of residential and commercial development that sensibly straddles the environmentally diverse river banks.

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  1. lazyreader May 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

    The best cities are not planned, their managed. Even New York and London started off as walled off forts with little shack villages.

  2. thedisgruntledarchitect May 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I think this rendering is beautiful and it is a noble and well thought through effort. I question, ultimately, how green this plan will be in practice. Primarily because inserting that many people into a natural environment will always cause a detriment to the eco-system. I appreciate that they are working hard to counteract the consequences they know will exist when residents are introduced; however, I have found that it is a challenging marriage between commerce and the environment. Best wishes on the challenge and I hope it can be a success.

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