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Vertical City Project in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Dear Saigon, is a vertical city project in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. District 2, just like Docklands in Victoria, Australia, is a newly-developed district. As a new development area, it is highly dominated with generic and modern towers that are barely referencing to the local contexts and heritage.

My project focuses on the vernacular that could be found on the district and using those information and data that had been collected to inform the design of the vertical city. 

Diagrams explaining the process of getting the outcome, from studying the precedents, local vernacular and spatial arrangement

To blur the distinct difference between the tower to its surrounding contexts, The ground connection is carefully designed to blend in in term of forms and programs

The project focuses in translating the horizontal hems (lane-ways) to a vertical one. Implementing many negative spaces in between units to be used as space to hold the informal activities and events

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