RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY | Contributed Content, Vietnam

Southeast Asia's Tallest Vertical Forest Residential Building Launches

Vietnam's Solforest Ecopark will have 1,194 luxury apartments and 400 vertical gardens.

Vietnam is set to be home to the tallest residential building in the region, and one of the highest vertical gardens in the world, with the launch of the progressive Solforest Ecopark project in 2022.

Comprising 156-metre-high twin towers, the development will be located on the outskirts of Hanoi and will have spectacular views of the Red River and the island bay of Ecopark, the largest ecological urban township in northern Vietnam.

Solforest Ecopark aims to set a new standard in eco-architecture. Along with 1,194 luxury apartments, the development will feature 400 vertical gardens added into the facade of the two towers. It will have 8 penthouses, with a total 1,000 sqm of garden and a private swimming pool.

The Ecopark development will include a resort square, a pedestrian street lined with parks, lakes and lush foliage, and a saltwater swimming pool with a waterfall. Amenities include a gym, spa, lounge and shopping centre.

The natural landscape of the Ecopark township itself will incorporate over one million trees, which will result in air quality the equivalent to New Zealand’s.

The ambitious luxury development aims to set a new standard in eco-architecture and is the brainchild of leading design firm Dewan Architects + Engineers, which is behind the 5-star Yas Viceroy hotel in Abu Dhabi, and other iconic structures in the Middle East.

“Ecopark Corporation requested us to develop two towers that will become sustainable design symbols in Vietnam, and rival top green architecture around the world. It is the most challenging task given to us yet,” said a Dewan representative.

To ensure that the Solforest is on the cutting edge of green architecture, Dewan deployed researchers to collect data on solar radiation, wind intensity, seasonal temperatures and UV radiation variations in the area, and a team of 500 tree engineers and greenery experts to devise revolutionary eco-friendly solutions.

The developers are expecting interest from buyers from around the region particularly Singapore, where investors look to diversify their real estate portfolios.

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