Vincom Landmark 81 is a supertall skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh Ctiy, Vietnam. It is currently the tallest building in Southeast Asia.
Below are facts about Landmark 81.
The official name of the building is Vincom Landmark 81, the number 81 in the name refers to the building's floor count, the other building in Vietnam using floor number naming is the Landmark 72 in Hanoi, which has 72 floors. Vincom is the abbreviation of Vingroup and commerce, Vingroup is the developer and the main investor of the building.
Landmark 81 is located at Vinhomes Central Park, Phuong 22, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
The tower is built as the centerpiece of the a mixed-use urban complex named Vinhomes Central Park, the complex is located on the western banks of the Saigon River in Binh Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh City. The building is only 200 meters south of the Saigon Bridge.
The city's former tallest building Bitexco Financial Tower is at 3.2 kilometers southwest of Vincom Landmark 81.
The architectural height of Vincom Landmark 81 is 461.5 meters or 1,514 feet, the building contains a skinnier section at its top, the section is seen as spire as it has no usable floors, but not as skinny as a real spire, the building visually appears like a tower 461 meter high by roof height.
The highest occupied floor is at 383 meters or 1,255 feet, which is occupied by an observation deck.
The building had topped out in April 2018. At 461 meters, Vincom Landmark 81 is currently the tallest building in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. In worldwide, the tower is the 16th tallest building as of July 2018.
Vincom Landmark 81 is a mixed-use building, the tower has office space, luxury apartments, a five-star Vinpearl Hotel with 450 rooms, and a multi-story observation deck at the uppermost floors, offering 360 degree aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City. Restaurants and bar are operated at 66th and 67th floors of the tower.
Vincom Landmark 81 is designed by Atkins, a British company focusing on architectural design, engineering, and consulting services.
Atkins has designed numerous skyscrapers in the world, most of them are in Dubai and China, one of the most notable buildings designed by Atkins is Burj Al Arab.
Landmark 81 has 81 floors, with a gross floor area of 241,000 square meters.
The building's structure is simply a bundled-tubes system, which comprised of 36 square tubes of different heights, clustered in a 6x6 matrix. The higher tubes are placed in the center of the matrix, surrounded by lower tubes. One of the most notable buildings using this kind of design is the Willis Tower in Chicago.
According to the designer, the design of the tower is inspired by the traditional bundle of bamboo, symbolizing strength and unity in Vietnamese culture.
Most of these tube structures are topped with roof gardens, with exception of the highest ones.
The base of the building is used for a shopping mall.
The project Vincom Landmark 81 is funded and being developed by Vingroup, a local real estate development corporation, it's the largest real estate developer in Vietnam.
The ground-breaking ceremony for the tower was held on December 13, 2014. The construction began in August 2015,
In October 2017, the tower surpassed the 263-meter Bitexco Financial Tower to become the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, and second tallest building in Viatnam, after Landmark 72 in Hanoi.
Landmark 81 structurally topped out in January 2018, when construction on all the building's floors completed, with only the crown spire remaining to be built.
On April 10, 2018, the crown spire was built to reach the planned height of the building at 461 meters, Landmark 81 officially topped out, becoming the tallest building in Vietnam.
Landmark 81 is expected to open in lately 2018.