Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh city and Ha Noi in terms of urbanization and economy and one of the major port cities, in addition to Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi and Hai Phong. Situated on the coast of the South China Sea, at the opening end of the Han River, it is the biggest city in Central Vietnam. It is located within 100 km of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Hue, the Old Town of Hoi An, and the My Son ruins. The city was previously known as Cua Han during early Dai Viet settlement, and as Tourane (or Turon) during French colonial rule.
The site consists on 2 plots for a total area of 35 HA, separated by the main beach road of Da Nang. The master plan design a new casino’, hotel and resort, villas development. High rise buildings of apartments and hotels are designed to become forest towers, with swimming pools and suspended forests with incredible ocean views.
The architecture of the buildings takes inspiration from the “forest towers” concept expressed by several world architects, such as Stefano Boeri or MDVRDV. The idea is to incorporate natural elements such as trees and large plants into the building structure that function as a key component of their sustainability, reducing the impact of the heat while giving opportunity of relaxation and a close contact with the nature for the residents.
The center of the design is the main casino’ square with large fountains and water shows, becoming the main attraction of the development, especially during night time. The beach front is dedicated to a low rise villas and resort development, with a main landscape axis connecting the hotels and casino’ zones to the beach.