• Capabilities: Performance Driven Architecture, Architectural Design
  • Sectors: Commercial Developers

Lotte Centre Hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam - Lotte Center Hanoi, a 272m tall sky garden tower in Hanoi, Vietnam, is a celebration of Vietnamese culture and sustainable design. It is the city’s first intelligent mixed-use building designed to minimize energy and water consumption, offering unique community spaces and panoramic city views for lease tenants and visitors alike.

70%

reduction of electrical lighting use

272m

tall sky garden tower
Vietnam Hanoi Lotte Center

The tower’s unique architecture is inspired by Vietnam’s traditional long dress, the ao dai. The sleek and tapered design is defined by bold vertical lines flowing upwards, a representation of Vietnam’s growing influence in Asia. Emotional connection to the design played a key part in winning the city’s acceptance of a modern building towering over the low-rise Hanoi skyline. When the Vietnamese and particularly Hanoi’s communities learned about the design concept for the tower, people immediately identified with the reference to the long dress as a deliberate gesture to reflect the values of their culture.

Lotte Center Hanoi is a two independent towers connected by a series of sky garden atria. Each floor has access to expansive, multi-story, light-filled communal spaces that serve as high-rise community gardens. The design has not only led to a 70% reduction in electrical lighting use, but it also creates social hubs, “neighborhoods” where communal interaction thrives. Since residents in Hanoi are used to low-rise housing where social interaction is a mainstay, these sky gardens bring the traditional Vietnamese sense of community into a high-rise apartment setting.

Furthermore, existing technological challenges and costs associated with water supply and sewage treatment are critical in Vietnam, magnifying the need for integrated waste water solutions. Membrane bioreactors, located in the podium basement of the building, provides a highly compact, fully-automated and low odor waste water treatment. The filtering system treats black water to near drinking water quality that meets or exceeds the world’s most stringent standards for water reuse. Sludge is periodically collected in the basement and shipped for off-site fertilizer processing.

Outcomes

70%

reduction of electrical lighting use

272m

tall sky garden tower

65

storey landmark in the city of Hanoi

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