Nam Quang Landmark Tower by Chapman Taylor has received the 1st Award at Architecture, Construction & Design Awards. Architecture, Construction & Design Awards is the annual Awards hosted by the renowned platform Rethinking The Future. After the consecutive success in hosting Awards for six years, RTF in its seventh year had launched ACDA with even more Categories and Awards. Studios from smallest to largest from across the world have won under different categories. Past Winners have included renowned studios like BIG & DIALOG Architects, HOK, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, Aecom, Gensler, Henning Larsen, LMN Architects, DLR Group, AHR, Page etc. Re-Thinking the Future founded to create a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks for radical solutions for present-day problems. It is a hub of services for architecture and design that was established to bring out the most creative and innovative projects in the field of architecture and hence create an interactive educational platform of the highest standards.
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Nam Quang Landmark Tower is located in the center of HCMC, District 3. Right in the intersection of the main avenue which connects to the Airport, and surrounding provinces. The site contains an existing popular cinema which will be integrated in the development as part of the commercial areas in podium.
Nam Quang Landmark Tower design is inspired in the Vietnamese Silk Lanterns, its materials, shapes and textures. The curvy shape of the tower is a replica of the lantern’s bamboo frame. The façades on podium areas are designed to be translucent, transmitting daylight inside during daytime and shining like a beacon at night time, replicating the lantern function.
The design focuses on a combination of modern and traditional look of Vietnam, which leads to the form of a modern tower in a shape of Vietnamese traditional lantern. Glass curtain wall facade, with terracotta mullions, and translucent stone cladding on retail podium. The curvy shape of the tower is a replica of Vietnamese Silk Lantern’s bamboo frame. The podium façades are designed to be translucent, transmitting daylight inside during daytime and shining like a beacon at night time, replicating the lantern function.
The whole concept breathes from the history of the Vietnamese culture and represent a new architectural landmark of Saigon. The tower contains 31 floors with 5 levels of retail on podium, 8 floors of commercial office and 18 floors of residential with 172 apartments.