ANIMAL SHELTER | Masterplan of a hub for Eco-Tourism

Masterplan, Architecture
Total NFA: 420,000.00 m2
Total GFA: 105,000.00 m2

The project is strategically located in the province of Lào Cai — an iconic valley in the northwest of Vietnam. This is a truly special site, which inspired the development of a concept that is respectful and mindful of the landscape heritage.

Mixed Use Masterplan project comprising of mainly residential typology: a shop house township, a 5-star hotel, a vertical market inspired by the surrounding nature, and a journey connecting different destination points for visitors and residents of the area.
Our team in Singapore incorporates sufficient green spaces throughout the whole development, which becomes an immersive experience of the topography for visitors. One of the main criteria — to preserve the rich variety of flora and fauna in the area pine forest.

The project carries a range of attractions for the eco-conscious tourist, ranging from commercial programs to more private and tranquil areas, to absorb the sights of Lào Cai.

Applying sustainable thinking and cultural consideration into the design details, we were able to accommodate position the architecture within the existing habitat. We prioritized sustainable solutions for ventilation and cooling, and for avoiding landslides by maintaining a significant part of forest.