Vietnam’s iconic landmark reaches full height milestone
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The iconic Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has topped out at the height of 461.2 m, marking a significant milestone for the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It is also set to be among the tallest buildings in the world.

The 81-storey development is located in Vinhomes Central Park - one of the most prime locations in Ho Chi Minh City. Its frontage faces the scenic Saigon River, and is conveniently connected via major road and water transportation. Featuring a modern and distinct architecture design that symbolises the diversity and fast-emergence of the city, the 241,000 sq m development includes a hotel, serviced residential apartment and retail area.

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, provided its architecture and landscape design for the project. “It’s extremely exciting to see another award-winning design from Atkins become reality and define the emerging skyline of Ho Chi Minh City. It places this vibrant city on the world stage,” said Bertil de Kleynen, sector director for Asia Pacific at Atkins.

The supertall tower was crowned with the ‘World’s Best Architecture’ award at the International Property Awards 2017 held in London. It also picked up the ‘Best International Residential High-rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Residential High-rise Architecture Asia Pacific’ awards, ‘Best Residential High-Rise Development Asia Pacific’ and “Best International Residential High-Rise Development’ at the International Property Awards 2016.

More detailed information on the Landmark 81 development will be published in the upcoming September/October 2018 issue of Southeast Asia Construction.