Strategic agreements signed to develop new downtown HCM City


VIETNAM, April 8 –

Youssef Akila, Head of Masterise Homes Design (seated, left) and Senior Partner Toby Blunt of Foster+Partners at the signing ceremony in HCM City yesterday. VNSphoto.

HCM CITY — Graham Stuart, the British Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, yesterday attended a signing ceremony of strategic agreements between Masterise Homes with Foster+ Partners and Quimera Energy Efficiency (QEE) to develop The Global City, a new downtown project in HCM City.

Under the agreements, UK-based Foster+ Partners will act as architectural advisor to The Global City, providing innovative and sustainable design solutions for the township.

Meanwhile, QEE, a London-based high-tech engineering company, will design, install, commission and maintain state-of-the-art energy-efficient systems with minimum power consumption rates to reduce both cost and energy. ‘carbon footprint.

The joint effort of two renowned British design and energy companies is expected to bring world-class excellence and sustainability to The Global City, realizing the ambition to become Saigon’s second city center.

“Envisioning The Global City to be Southeast Asia’s most iconic township, Masterise Homes is committed to bringing the best of the world to our township, including luxury contemporary designs, cutting-edge technology and solutions. sustainability,” Youssef Akila, Masterise Homes Head of Design, said during the signing ceremony.

“This is the first canton in the country to engage Foster+Partners and QEE. Both are at the forefront of sustainability practice and offer the most innovative solutions to create sustainable urban development that delivers long-term value for the well-being of residents, their homes, the community and the environment.

11% of the project consists of green spaces of various sizes, which is equivalent to 13 ha of trees, from small parks to deep foreshore parks with well-connected pedestrian and cycle paths.

The buildings are laid out and designed to limit exposure to the sun and solar radiation (30 to 40% reduction on average) while allowing good ventilation to reduce the use of air conditioning for each household and the municipality as a whole. whole.

Work on The Global City, covering a total of 117.4 ha of land in An Phu district, Thu Duc City, began last year and is expected to be completed within the next 48 months.

Masterise Homes, a member of the Masterise Group, is a pioneer in bringing world-class excellence to the development, operation and management of luxury real estate products and services in the Vietnamese market and beyond.- –VNS


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