Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sheppard Robson entered this competition organised by The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee in June 2003. Sheppard Robson worked with Arup and Altas Industries Limited in Vietnam. The site is a 770ha area of largely uninhabited swampy ground directly to the east of the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. A new tunnel and dual carriageway are currently being constructed to provide a primary link between the centre and the new urban area.
Sheppard Robson proposed a scheme developed around three focal points each with a differing palette of surrounding uses. The whole area is ordered by a rigorous grid of streets arranged in a hierarchy of roads ultimately leading to the dual carriageway.
- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee