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Vo Trong Nghia Is Building a Leafy Green LEED Housing Development in Saigon

Vo Trong Nghia is no stranger to high-profile, cost-effective and environmentally friendly buildings. In the last few years, the Saigon-based architect and his firm have garnered to international recognition thanks to their innovative and eco-friendly designs.

For their next project, Vo Trong Nghia is keeping to this theme with Diamond Lotus, a trio of sky-high apartment towers, reports ArchDaily.

The development's three bamboo-covered towers will feature a 5,000-square-meter sky park and be among the first LEED-certified buildings buildings in the country.

While the housing development's initial plans gave an overview of the project, the details of Diamond Lotus come through in its most recent batch of renderings, which include both the interior and exterior of the building.

Once complete, Diamond Lotus will occupy the riverside in District 8, housing 720 families with a total floor space of 67,240 square meters across its three towers. Each building's facade will be covered in planters, as will its roof, helping to reduce heat gain and combat the effects of storms on these 22-storey structures. For this project, Vo Trong Nghia has also elected to use bamboo in the planters, adding an extra burst of green to the urban development.

[Photos via ArchDaily]


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