Dao Viet - Ha long Bay, Vietnam
PERIOD: 2011 - on-going
CLIENT: Petro Viet
The project involved the formulation of a "Concept Design" for the Urban Planning of a new city including a sophisticated and detailed architectural design. The new city will span over a 788 Hectares comprised in the wider Ha Long Ecological-Cultural Special Zone, part of the Ha Long Bay, UNESCO Natural World Heritage.
The greatest goal has been to create a "urban identity" to the new city, consistent with its "mission" of a city, environmentally compatible and perfectly integrated within the landscape of the Ha Long Bay. At the same time, the project must be industriously dedicated to tourism trade activities, respectful and interested in the promotion of the exceptional characteristics of the surrounding nature, of the local culture, as well as of traditions.
Within this contest, the urban planning and architectural solutions respond to the following sustainable design criteria: -Zero energy (self-sufficient in renewable power) - Zero carbon - Zero waste (the "000" strategy).
The success obtained in this difficult and fascinating project has been the result of many strategies:
1. Respect for the uniqueness of the Ha Long Bay 's landscape
2. Modern new interpretation of the identity and local construction knowledge.
The project creates a combination between: - Architecture and landscape: Modern architecture in harmony with local landscape. - Tradition and innovation: Traditional building techniques and highly advanced technological solutions. - Sustainable and economic development.
The choice of environmental strategies proposes one balanced Vietnam's urban development based on the respect of natural resources and beauty.