Being 3.5km away from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, “Diamond Lotus” is a set of three condominium buildings for 720 families. The three volumes are appropriate for large-scale housing and the roof of each is connected to resonate with Vietnamese Feng Shui.

The connected roof provides the residents with a large green space, which rarely occurs in the city. The facades, however, are covered with planter boxes that control heat gain from the powerful tropical sunlight. While other developments are expediting the loss of greenery in the city, the “green bridge” and green facade are regarded as not only a dedication to the comfort of inhabitants, but also a contribution to the landscape. Within the urban density of small and humble houses without greenery, this project will provide the first green landmark in Ho Chi Minh City.

In progress
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Site Area
8,400 m2
67,240 m2
Phuc Khang Corporation
Design Credit
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)
Principal architects
Vo Trong Nghia + Kosuke Nishijima + Tran Thi Hang
Design Team
Kuniko Onishi, Tran Thi Thanh Tuyen, Tran Vo Kien, Victor Llavata