10 Design Wins Vietnam’s Landmark 55 Competition
The site Landmark 55 has won a competition for two towers constructed to optimize views of West Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, and provide street addresses that both the office and hotel require, World Architecture News reports. The skyline from the city center is articulated by a cantilevering lobby for the hotel directing views out across West Lake and beyond as a new belvedere for the city. The lower volumes of the towers have been massed to create a more intimate and refined pedestrian-oriented place within the district. The central building sits in an avenue of activity leading from the main street frontage, then opening onto the central park at the north of the plot; this provides a shaded and human scale of activity, and the massing between the towers creates clear access to the roofscape forming extensions of the public park.