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Darkhorse won the design competition for this District 1 site in HCMC in early 2016. Located on the alignment of the future Le Loi Boulevard extension, this development although designed as a residential apartment tower with lower level shophouses, it is destined to be a highly visible urban form. From the street, its first and foremost a city building with a role to play in the emerging Saigon skyline and elegant boulevard streetscape.

Dark Horse Architecture

Darkhorse won the design competition for this District 1 site in HCMC in early 2016. Located on the alignment of the future Le Loi Boulevard extension, this development although designed as a residential apartment tower with lower level shophouses, it is destined to be a highly visible urban form. From the street, its first and foremost a city building with a role to play in the emerging Saigon skyline and elegant boulevard streetscape.

Architecture

R e s i d e n t i a l

The shophouses are defined by a solid podium facade that is incised by a rhythmic series of façade vaults clad in circular granite tiles that reference an earlier period of Saigon creating a fresh and contemporary expression with memory. All shophouses and residents lobby open onto a urban landscaped terrace and plaza that is intended to be an active and vibrant addition to the sidewalk experience of Saigon.

The residential use with its mixture of terraces, exterior yards and bedroom windows is over clad in a rhythm of vertical blades that unify the building form and create a distinctive urban expression. These blades also provide elements of solar control and protection. These façade blades rise to the penthouse level and ultimate roof top pool and resident’s facility areas hosting dramatic views of the city and river.

The building started construction in early 2019 and has adopted sophisticated techniques to construct a deep 3 level basement in an area of the city know for river affected ground conditions and older neighboring buildings with barely sufficient foundations prone to subsidence.