The large scale housing development currently underway in Ho Chi Minh City will stand 22-stories high and is set accommodate 720 families in three separate towers. The towers will be connected through an extended green roof, spanning all three buildings via aerial bridges.
The unique rooftop gardens will provide residents with a lot of private green space in a predominantly concrete city. Adding to the blossoming nature of the rooftop garden, the façade of the building will be loaded with planter boxes filled with bamboo.
In a contribution to the improvement of the urban landscape, the bamboo will not only provide a lush aesthetic to the building, it will also work as a protective screen. The plantings will offer privacy and protection to residents from the harsh sun, provide heat regulating properties and improve air quality in the city, as well as complement the expansive rooftop garden.
Located between two rivers, the water views from the rooftop garden will add another desirable element of nature to the linear park composition of the garden. Comprised of full-sized trees flanking pathways and landscaping, the area also includes a number of pavilions and amentities for the residents.
“The three volumes are appropriate for large-scale housing and the roof of each is connected to resonate with Vietnamese Feng Shui,” said the architects. “The connected roof provides the residents with a large green space, which rarely occurs in the city.”