Metropole Hotel, Vietnam

Design Proposal (2011)


An oasis in the sky.   Situated at the intersection of 2 major roads in the city center, the METROPOLE Hotel creates an opportunity for a significant urban landmark, marking its way as a symbolic meeting point in the heart of the city, similar to the, 1 Times Square Building, in Time Square, New York. Its location in a tight urban footprint calls for an urban hotel as an urban retreat where a focal point of green creates a picture frame hanging in the city skies. Surrounded by closely packed buildings with little garden landscape, it comes as an urban relief for hotel residents to immerse in a 10- Storey high private lush sky forest, where one can enjoy the top- class facilities offered by the hotel with unobstructed views of the city, while being able to take comfort in the presence of nature. This is a new definition to hotel living at its highest exclusivity in an urban setting.   A play of window depths and materiality wraps the façade in a downward spiraling pattern is designed to break the scale of the development to fuse within its site context, made up of lower lying building. Taking advantage of the site potential, the hotel façade is clad with tinted glass and LED displays that could serve as advertisement billboards and a marketing revenue generator.

Building Type: Hospitality  
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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Site Area: 21,000sqm
Status: Proposal (2011)