2 May 2013

VietinBank Tower, Hanoi Vietnam

VietinBank Tower by Foster + Partners is a 300,000 square meter mixed-use development in Hanoi, Vietnam consisting of 68- and 48-story towers joined by a seven-level podium.

The 68-story office tower, standing at 362 meters tall, will serve as the headquarters of the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank). The second tower will house a five-star hotel, serviced apartments and spa. The podium will include conference facilities, retail, restaurants and cafés, and rooftop gardens.

The project provides various solutions with low environmental impact and the use of innovative technologies with high energy efficiency like groundwater cooling, groundwater and rainwater recycling, desiccant dehumidification and an integrated day lighting system. To reduce the energy consumptions a combined heat and power plant (CHP) will supply domestic hot and heating water supplied by waste heat from the CHP.

An innovative "green spine" concept uses water features, plantings and recycled dehumidified air to cool and improve the air quality in the atria and podium spaces.

The tower is under construction and is expected to be completed by 2015.

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