The skyline of Ho Chi Minh City is changing. Major new buildings are currently under construction as the city grows into one of the next great Asian cities. Located in District 7 of the city the Kenton is currently one of the largest developments of its type in Vietnam, comprising eight 15 to 26 storey mid- to high-end condominium residential blocks and a 35-storey mixed development.
Selected on the basis of our experience in similar scale projects in Singapore, Beca is providing civil & structural, and mechanical & electrical engineering services on the project, and in so doing helping to set a new benchmark for construction in Vietnam.
The mixed development comprises residential, retail and a Small Office Home Office (SOHO). The first storey accommodates a beautifully landscaped deck design with a tropical theme. Beneath the deck cars are parked by way of a large mechanical car stacker, avoiding the need to construct a deep basement.
With the site located on the banks of a river, low and swampy ground has meant plenty of soft soil and the need to use very long (60+ m) and large bore piles. In addition, as with many mixed use developments different column grid systems have been cleverly integrated to achieve the varying space requirements specified by the architect. All plant for building services has been discreetly hidden to ensure the aesthetic qualities of the building are not compromised, and the architect’s vision for an outstanding, modern building can be achieved.