Sao Mai development
was situated in the town of Long Xuyen that is about 200km from Ho Chi Minh
City, Vietnam. The project was a called for a mixed development consisting of a
retail development, with basement parking, a podium with swimming pool and two tower
blocks – one a hotel development and the other a office block development.
site meant the project would be the flagship development of the town, with
majestic views to the city across the river.
was awarded First Prize in the nation-wide competition.
Our design encapsulates the essence of a
destination of choice. Designed to take advantage of the site as a water
fronting location, the office and hotel towers have clear visibility to the
river. The retail component brings the buzz and vibrancy to the ground and
makes this an exciting location for both work and play.
Accessibility to the site is via the main
Tran Hung Dao road. The ingress roads designed with separate and distinct drop
off for the hotel and office. Direct drop off for retail shoppers is at the center
of the shopping complex.
The lobbies for hotel and office are
separate with access to the building above as well as car park in the 2
basements provided. Drivers can enter the basement directly upon drop-off via
the ingress and egress roads located on the periphery of the site.
The retail levels span from 1st to 5th,
with 2 basements for car parking. A central void opens up the retail mall upon
arrival from the drop off at the center of the building, allowing shoppers a
clear visual connection to all floors above. F & B outlets as part of the
retail offering are located at the side facing the river allows maximum
frontage to the river and acts as the preferred stage for lively outdoor
& OFFICE TOWER
The hotel tower is a 20 level iconic
building. The distinctive facade treatment accentuates and distinguishes the
hotel building from the office block. The interiors are designed to be inviting
for the modern traveler – comfortable furnishings with a touch of class and
style. An extension of the interior space towards the outdoors is achieved with
balconies that face the soothing eastern sun and afford all rooms the
magnificent river views.
The office building at 15 stories has the
main facade facing the southern and eastern orientation. A distinctive modern
curtain glazing clad the office building on the main facades, and allows for
maximum visibility to the river; making it an attractive destination for
At the podium level where the hotel and
office buildings congregate, the facilities are distinct yet complimentary. An
infinity edge pool allows hotel guests to enjoy relaxing times while taking in
the views to the river. An outdoor landscape deck allows activity to spill
outdoors, with a cafe catering for office workers and hotel guests alike.
Within the hotel, a gym and spa facility compliments the outdoor activity.
Functions rooms are provided for the business and private usage. In the office,
there are further provisions of meeting rooms for conferences and business use.