Van Aelst I Nguyen and its partners have been awarded third place in the prestigious international design competition for the master plan of Can Gio, the Southern District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The jury chose Nikken Sekkei (Japan) and Aecom (USA) as the respective winner and second-placed participant.
100% Driven by ecology Based on a vision for the entire Can Gio district, which is dominated by the largest Mangrove ecosystem in the region, the urban design for 'Can Gio Mangrove city' has been mapped out in the southernmost area of the district. This land reclamation project of 2,800 ha aims to respond to the increasing population growth in the district and the associated damage to the ecosystem and deforestation of the mangroves.
A Smart Mangrove framework The framework of this new urban development is based on the strengthening of the mangrove ecosystem and thus links urban growth to the increase of the natural values. A network of islands provides space for new housing developments, touristic-recreational facilities and new economic activities. The mangrove framework functions as a city-scale natural structure and accommodates park functions, sustainable water transport and local water-related activities.
International Partnership For the development of the master plan, Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners collaborated with partners OMGEVING (Belgium, City Planning), Boydens Engineering (Belgium – Vietnam, sustainability), Ney & Partners (Belgium – Vietnam, bridge design) and Hydroscan (Belgium, water management).
Check out our brand-new website! A new launch is always exciting! With our new website we will share all the latest updates in most efficient way. We updated our portfolio to give better understanding of who we are, services we provide and our strategic partners we collaborate with. We invite you to take a moment and have a look, with tons of new information and various content!
We plan to give updates on each of our projects on regular basis, keep tuned!
April 12, 2016
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Ho Chi Minh office. Now when all renovation is done, it’s bright and spacious Vietnam old-fashioned work place. New office is located in the heart of city centre. We are very excited finally to move in!
Van Aelst I Nguyen & Partners was founded in 2015 by Steve Van Aelst and Tony Nguyen. VA-NG is based in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In our portfolio we have high-profile projects of various types and scale, both in- and outside Vietnam.
All guests are very welcome to visit us at new location, please check the address below.
4F, 49 Pasteur Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.