Ho Chi Minh FPT University

Ho Chi Minh FPT University






Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

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Principal Architect:

Vo Trong Nghia, Kosuke Nishijima, Hidetoshi Sawa, Tran Thi Hang

Design team:

Nguyen Tat Dat, Tran Cam Linh, Takahito Yamada, Nguyen Duy Phuoc


Ho Chi Minh FPT University


VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)

The groundbreaking ceremony for FPT University has begun on-site on 13/06/2016,marking the beginning of the new campus construction. 
Featuring various green spaces that promote students and staffs’ interactions and well-being, such as tree-covered rooftops, balconies and a plant-filled courtyard. The new campus is described as the city’s new icon of sustainability and a social gathering attractant. 
The growing mountain form constructed by staggered green floors gracefully blends into the natural landscape, creating a smooth transition between different floor heights, while enclosinga courtyard in its center, which will develop into an exclusive urban park for students and staffs. Greenery elements extend this central space to the circulation wells, balconies, walkways and rooftop terraces of the building. Following the undulated mountain form is a semi-outdoor garden that allows a fluid circulation and unrestricted view to the courtyard within as well as the city beyond. The extensive use of vegetation will reduce the campus’s carbon footprint air conditioning, while providing extra shade and providing better air quality for the surrounding area.
The new building itself adds variation to the existing urban landscape that is considered flat and dominated by verticality. As opposed to the conventional vertical blocks in the area which stand as isolated objects on the ground, the new design blends the boundaries between concrete and greenery, as well as the built and nature.
Here are the latest visuals by VTN Architects (Vo TrongNghia Architects)