Ho Chi Minh City has a flat landscape dominated by vertical straight buildings. To engage the city in a different way, FPT University appears as an undulating forested mountain growing out of the city of concrete and brick. This form creates more greenery than is destroyed and provides the city with a new icon for sustainability.

Ample green space is dedicated to circulation and gathering. A large courtyard provides space for lectures, events or exchange. From here, a semi-outdoor garden carves through the building and continues onto the roof, covering it with vegetation and creating more opportunity to gather and observe the lush scenery. Additionally, the building facade is covered by trees that cleanse the air and reduce energy consumption by producing shade.

FPT University has been designed towards a harmony between humans and nature. The building will aid the recovery of greenery that once flourished in this land and foster a new generation of thinkers.

In Progress
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Site area
22,500 m2
29,000 m2
Design credit
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)
Principal architects
Vo Trong Nghia, Kosuke Nishijima, Hidetoshi Sawa, Tran Thi Hang
Nguyen Tat Dat, Nguyen Duy Phuoc, Takahito Yamada, Le Thanh Tung, Tran Cam Linh, Felix Ehrminger
FPT University