The Landmark 81 building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – designed by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin – has been named as one the world’s Top 10 skyscapers at the annual Emporis Skyscraper Awards.
The 461.2m, 81-storey building – which is the tallest in Vietnam – was selected by an international jury of experts from almost 500 skyscrapers around the world that have a minimum height of 100 meters and were completed in the previous calendar year. The international awards, which were first launched in 2000 by global real estate research company Emporis, recognise excellence in aesthetic and function,
Bertil de Kleynen, Atkins’ Regional Director for architecture, landscape, planning and interiors in Asia, said: “It’s a great honour to receive another international recognition for the iconic project. The impact of Landmark 81 goes beyond its iconic form; it creates a destination and puts the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City on the world stage and further drives Vietnam’s prosperity.”
Catherine Li, Managing Director of Atkins’ Asia business, said: “The multiple award-winning property project, along with a number of our award-winning projects in the infrastructure, transport and urban development space, is a testament to the ability of our teams in helping our clients realise their vision and goals and bringing positive contribution to societies wherever we operate.”
Atkins’ scope included architecture and landscape design. The 81-storey development – which opened to the public in April 2019 – is located in Vinhomes Central Park – one of the most prime locations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Its frontage faces the beautiful Saigon River, and is conveniently connected via major road and water transportation. Featuring a modern and unusual architecture design that symbolises the diversity and fast-emergence of Ho Chi Minh City, this mixed-use development involves space for hotel, serviced residential apartment and retail. At the base of this skyscraper is a sumptuous shopping centre featuring the finest retailers under one roof for a top-class shopping experience. The 241,000m2 development features contemporary landscape design that merges natural beauty into this building.
To date Landmark 81 has won a host of awards, including the “World’s Best Architecture” award at the International Property Awards 2017; the “Best International Residential High-rise Architecture” and “Best Residential High-rise Architecture Asia Pacific” awards; and “best residential high-rise development Asia Pacific” and “best international residential high-rise development” at the International Property Awards 2016.