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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Büro Ole Scheeren, Empire City in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Named Empire City, this mixed-use development consists of three towers, one of them, Empire 88, reaching a height of 333 meters, more than the existing skyscrapers in Vietnam’s most populated city, Ho Chi Minh City. Designed by the firm of the German Ole Scheeren, the project incljudes apartments, a hotel, offices, restaurants, and stores. The complex rises from the base with stepped gardens, bringing to mind the rice terrances that predominate in the rural landscape of Vietnam. The vertical course of the 88-floor building is interrupted by a panoramic platform with plants and undulating forms, which offers impressive views of the Vietname City and the Saigon River.
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