HCMC East Innovation District

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Architects
KCAP Zürich
Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Year
2019
Client
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee
Program
Strategic masterplan for a 211 km2 Innovation Area East of Ho Chi Minh City, 3,2 km2 Key Area
Role
Urban planner
Participating parties
G8A (planning & coordination), ARUP Singapore (mobility & economy), Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl (landscape & wsud)

The HCMC East Innovation District masterplan offers a holistic vision for the short and the long-term development of the East of Ho Chi Minh City, by building-on the success of Thu Thiem Central Business District development and extending it to pave the way for the long-term restructuring and validation of the eastern territory.

The HCMC East Innovation District Masterplan provides a robust framework for urban transformation that capitalizes on the built and the natural ecosystem. The Masterplan is underpinned by socio-economic and sustainability objectives that are an integral part of the spatial design. The public transport and mobility system, as well and the blue and green network of waterways bring permeability and hierarchy to the existing heterogeneous urbanization. This new framework directs the much-needed overcoming of physical challenges such as barriers, large distances and dispersed urbanization to create an attractive liveable urban environment.

Within this urban innovation district, key spots for innovation and intense urban development are identified which strategic locations increase the potential for HCMC to become a world class destination at the forefront of industry 4.0. These living laboratory areas for innovative urban development form a ‘triangle of innovation’ that capitalize on ongoing investments, infrastructural developments and area development potentials.

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