Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects' Vietcombank Tower Breaks Ground

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Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects' Vietcombank Tower Breaks Ground


NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


       Tower is award-winning architecture firm's first project in Vietnam


    Ground was broken Thursday for the Vietcombank Tower

(http://tinyurl.com/2bp75ro), the Ho Chi Minh City headquarters of Vietcombank

(http://www.vietcombank.com.vn/en) and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects'

(http://www.pcparch.com) first building in Vietnam.





    Vietcombank Tower (http://tinyurl.com/2bp75ro) will be the tallest

building on Me Linh Square, a prime location on the west bank of the Saigon

River. With a design evoking classic skyscrapers, the 35-story office tower

will include the bank's flagship retail location, bank offices, and

additional Class A office space designed to attract international tenants.


    "Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is proud to have designed Vietcombank's

headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City," said Fred Clarke, FAIA (

http://tinyurl.com/njqpwz), Senior Principal of the firm. "We have created a

strong, confident design for a building that represents stability, vision and

progress."


    The building's design is distinguished by a crown-like tower top, a

prominent spire and materials chosen to convey the stability and permanence

appropriate to an esteemed financial institution. The exterior wall will

incorporate light-colored granite within vertical metal ribs that accentuate

the height of the building. Integrated custom lighting fixtures will

illuminate the entire tower at night. At the base of the tower, a loggia of

six granite piers and a canopy mark the main entrance. Inside, separate

lobbies for the retail bank and offices will include natural material

finishes, such as marble walls and slatted wood ceilings to create an

elegant, dignified environment. Adjacent to the building, a park with walking

paths, a fountain, and seating will be open to the public.


    A project of Vietcombank-Bonday-Benthanh Joint Venture Company Limited,

the building has an estimated construction cost of $67 million and is

scheduled for completion in 2013.


    About Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

    Founded in 1977 and led by Cesar Pelli (http://tinyurl.com/njqpwz), Fred

Clarke (http://tinyurl.com/njqpwz), and Rafael Pelli

(http://tinyurl.com/njqpwz), Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has designed some

of the world's most recognizable buildings, including the World Financial

Center (http://tinyurl.com/2g46cre) in New York, the Petronas Towers

(http://tinyurl.com/32895yl) in Kuala Lumpur, and the International Finance

Centre (http://tinyurl.com/2ua2vzk) in Hong Kong. The firm has been honored

with critical acclaim and hundreds of design awards, including the American

Institute of Architects' Firm Award and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.



    SOURCE: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects


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    CONTACT: Janet Yoder

             Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

             +1.203.777.2515

             jyoder@pcparch.com




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