Heinrichstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany
Invited architect competition, 2015
approx. 32.000 m²
Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale
HG Construction Consultant Company Limited, ARUP International (SMEP), nworkshop (visualization)
The design is the result of an invited architectural competition. One of the main aspects of this design concept is the development of all public areas. The design of the new city hall of Ho Chi Minh City, with its functional architecture, creates a timeless building ensemble. The connection of the existing with the new buildings enhances this intention of future-oriented design and adds along with the spectacular roof construction a new quality to the urban landscape of Ho Chi Minh City. The integration of the two historic buildings is one of the main focuses. The new buildings were designed to stand out as an independent ensemble in the city and acts as a link between old and new. Throughout the investigation of several urban case studies the present design was developed: A permeable cluster of building typologies that allow transparency and permeability.