Compact but luxurious, functional yet delightful – Alpha City was designed to be the epitome of high-end residential living in the high-density metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City.
The building is designed with the human scale in mind, from the façade treatment and tapered volume, to the abundant greenery. Located along the bustling Nguyễn Cư Trinh, the distinctive tapered form enhances the skyline of historic landmarks and the new up-and-coming District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City. The towers boast unparalleled views of the city – from the Saigon River to the historic site of the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.
Alpha City, designed to be a green oasis in the surrounding dense urban fabric, is a welcome respite from the concrete jungle. From the lush landscaping of the private residential entrance, away from the public retail entrance; sky gardens with panoramic views; to the canopy of trees lining the pool deck, the development is a green enclave for residents to enjoy nature within the city.
The varying façade treatment of pixelation, verticality and stratification, is a re-interpretation of the traditional Vietnamese patterns, and a nod to the cultural and site context. The façade design breaks up the volume of the tower and creates a distinctive elevation.
Expressing DPA’s acute sensitivity to cultural context and appreciation of design nuance, Alpha City promises a rarified retreat from the city, within the city.
DP Architects, DP Design, DP Sustainable Design