The world's leading architectural design firm Foster + Partners has just become the planning and design unit of The Global City, promising to create the project into a modern, civilized and vibrant "global urban area". – a new “downtown” of Ho Chi Minh City.
With similar orientations and visions between Foster + Partners and Masterise Homes, this is a naturally synergistic partnership that brings global real estate standards to Vietnam.
On February 22, 2022, Masterise Homes signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the world's leading architectural unit, Foster + Partners, to develop The Global City - the first urban project of a real estate developer. This area has a scale of 117.4 hectares. Foster + Partners will undertake synchronous architectural consulting for The Global City, offering advanced and sustainable design solutions to create a "global city", as the project's name suggests. Through cooperation with a global architectural design unit and a winner of many international architectural awards, Masterise Homes expresses the vision of developing The Global City into an international standard urban area – “a city of international standards”. The new "downtown" of Ho Chi Minh City.
Handshake of 2 leading brands
Foster + Partners is one of the most famous and prestigious names in the world of architecture. Founded in 1967, this company has for the past 5 years pioneered sustainable design trends in architecture and urban construction through a series of projects, from master planning, to offices, construction large-scale industrial, infrastructure and cultural processes.
Foster + Partners has created many iconic buildings of world architecture such as Hearst Tower in New York, "The Gherkin" tower in London and Hong Kong International Airport. Norman Foster - the company's founding architect, is the winner of prestigious awards in the architecture industry, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the Praemium Imperiale Prize for architecture in Japan, the Royal Gold Medal RIBA and AIA Gold Medalist.
Mr. Youssef Akila, Head of Design at Masterise Homes, shared that he is delighted to partner with one of the world's biggest names in architecture and design to realize the vision at The Global urban area. City. He assessed that the two units have certain similarities in orientation and vision. Accordingly, Foster + Partners is a design unit with an unceasing commitment to sustainability and green projects; while, Masterise Homes is a real estate developer committed to creating iconic projects recognized worldwide, building modern, civilized communities and promoting sustainability in the marketplace. real estate.
“This is a naturally synergistic partnership. The Global City is a project that affirms the vision of an international real estate developer - Masterise Homes in pioneering the bringing of global real estate standards to Vietnam”, affirmed Mr. Youssef Akila.
The goal of creating a new "global urban area"
The Global City is designed and developed according to the trend of "New Urbanism" of the world. This place promises to become a diversified and modern urban complex, with the amenities of a city center in the future, in addition to the housing area.
Located in An Phu ward, Thu Duc city, this project inherits convenient connections to the city's highways, arterial roads and metro lines. With a scale of 117.4 hectares, the project will include high-rise, low-rise, villa, social housing, medical and administrative facilities, a Grade A commercial center with an area of 125,000 m2 and many more. other utilities.
Mr. Youssef Akila, Head of Masterise Homes Design Division (right) and Mr. Toby Blunt, Senior Partner of Foster + Partners participate in the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation to develop an international standard urban area in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City .
Mr. Toby Blunt, Senior Partner of Foster + Partners, shared that this will be the company's first urban project in Vietnam and the brand is excited to be able to expand the project portfolio here.
“The vision and scale of The Global City project is impressive and we are honored to partner with Masterise Homes on this unique urban project. This will be the place where the visionary vision of the project developer is realized with our rich experience in large-scale projects, bringing a unique global metropolis”, he assessed. .
The Global City project, formerly known as Saigon Binh An, officially entered the hands of a new developer, Masterise Homes in January 2022. It is expected that the entire project will be completed in 48 months.
Foster + Partners is an architectural design, infrastructure, and technical service provider. With a staff of 1,500, the company is headquartered in London and has design studios in 13 other cities worldwide (Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Hong Kong, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Singapore and Sydney). Foster + Partners' team is fluent in more than 65 languages and possess over 200 professional skills by degree.
The iconic works of Foster + Partners can be mentioned as Hearst Tower in New York, "The Gherkin" tower in London, the Supreme Court at the British Museum in London, the German Parliament building in Berlin, Boston Museum of Fine Arts… It also designed the HSBC Tower in Hong Kong and the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt, as well as Apple's headquarters in California, Bloomberg's headquarters in London and Comcast's headquarters in Philadelphia. Foster + Partners also has extensive experience designing large-scale infrastructure projects such as Hong Kong, Stansted, Beijing and Amman international airports; sports centers such as Wembley Stadium in London, Lusail Stadium in Qatar and the Millau Viaduct in France, the Millennium Bridge in London, spanning the River Thames.
Masterise Homes – a member of Masterise Group, is an international real estate developer that always applies global standards to the development, operation and management of real estate products and services in Vietnam and the world. gender.
Owning a large portfolio of branded residences in Southeast Asia, Masterise Homes affirms its international capabilities through cooperation with Marriott International – one one of the world's largest hotel groups with the Marriott, JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton brands. Masterise Homes is committed to constantly creating high-class architecture and worthy experiences for customers, creating timeless values that are recognized worldwide.