You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

print article Print article
Central Park Competition, LAVA und Aspect Studios

Green railway tracks: Design by LAVA and Aspect Studios comes first in Central Park competition

LAVA and Aspect Studios have won the international competition to transform the existing 16-hectare Central Park in Ho Chi Minh City. Their masterplan presents a number of urban layers that offer a mix of informal and public spaces.

To counteract the park's existing rigid grid form, LAVA and Aspect Studios have concentrated on creating slightly elevated winding footpaths that trace the railway tracks – installed by the French in the 19th century – that once ran through the site.  Recreation spaces in the form of sunken gardens connect to a subterranean shopping area that forms part of the new Ben Thanh metro station. The park's organically shaped sculpture garden is articulated by artificial plants that will harvest rainwater, cool the area and store energy in solar modules. 

The metaphorical railway tracks recall that Ben Thanh was once Southeast Asia's first train station and is to become Vietnam's first metro station in the near future. As LAVA director Chris Bosse points out, the new design for Central Park refers to the site's past urban fabric and future mobility in the country.

Kurze Werbepause

Weitere Informationen: 

LAVA: Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck

Design team: Dong Viet Ngoc Bao, Nguyen Xuan Man, Vu Ngoc Anh, Do Thi Duong Thi, Nguyen Phuc Anh Thu, Pham Duy Bao Long, Nguyen Truong Ngan, Cao Trung Nguyen, Trinh Tien Vinh, Le Thuy Ngan, Trinh Duc Tri, Bui Quang Khanh, Pham Thi Ngoc Hanh, Nguyen Le Yen Oanh, Nguyen Quang Minh Triet, Riccardo Allegri, Kylie Pan, Stefanie Sellan

Design support team: Tran Minh Huy, Bui Khac Rin, Pham Thach Anh Quoc, Dinh Dang Khoa, Tran Minh Thanh, Tang Quan Kiet, Nguyen Quoc Doan, Tran Pham Bao Ngoc, Dang Hoang Minh

ASPECT Studios: Stephen Buckle (Design Principal / Director) Sissy Chen, Jo Ren

Current magazine
DETAIL 12/2020
DETAIL 11/2020

Concrete Construction

See magazine
Product teaser


Detail Newsletter

We will keep you informed about international projects, news on architectural and design topics, research and current events in our newsletter.