Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Chosen to Design PetroVietnam HeadquartersApril 6th, 2011 | Category: Industry News
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects will design a new glass headquarters for Vietnam’s national oil and gas company, creating what it says will be a landmark development in Hanoi. PetroVietnam Construction Joint Stock Corporation, a subsidiary of PetroVietnam Oil and Gas Group, selected the firm following an international competition. The project is expected to break ground by the end of the year.
Highlighting PetroVietnam’s interest in sustainable energy, the development will be designed for LEED Gold certification. A glass wall will allow visitors to view some of the building’s high-performance systems in operation. In addition, part of the podium roof will be clad in photovoltaic panels. The building’s use of advanced technology extends to its structural design, which will enable the building to withstand a severe earthquake.
In the proposed design, a 79-story tower known as PetroVietnam Tower will contain the company’s headquarters and a luxury hotel. This building will be the centerpiece of the development and the city’s tallest building. To create its distinctive silhouette, the tower is hexagonal at the base and becomes triangular at the top. An adjacent 84,000-square-meter podium is composed of curving forms.
PetroVietnam Tower will be Pelli Clarke Pelli’s second project in Vietnam. The first, Vietcombank Tower, is under construction in Ho Chi Minh City.