North Da Lat District

North Da Lat District

A lakeside urban heritage which recreates Dalat’s cultural scene by connecting the civic buildings. The unique landscape destination is proposed with continuous natural corridors connecting Van Kiep lake and Langbian view deck. The plan also allows for eco-communities that blends seamlessly with nature.
Add Your Heading Text Here

Da Lat is the capital city of Lam Dong province in Vietnam, it is a beautiful city known for its scenic backdrops of natural beauty.

The proximity of North Da Lat to Dalat city and the Sports and Culture Center is an opportunity for the site to become the sub-center in the region. Its direct views to Langbian Peak as well as the high concentration of civic buildings surrounding the planned Van Kiep lake add to its potential in the future.

However, the project faced several challenges such as the underused road linking the site to Dalat center. Additionally, the postponement of two educational centers in the most suitable area for the first phase of the project jeopardized it’s viability. Both the existing residences located along the main roads near the site gateway as well as the existing cemetery placed at the hilltop require major upgrade interventions to add to the projects success.

Vision

Our project hopes to create a lakeside urban heritage which recreates Dalat’s cultural scene by connecting the civic buildings. The unique landscape destination proposes continuous natural corridors connecting Van Kiep lake and Langbian view deck. The plan also allows for eco-communities that blends seamlessly with nature.

A lakeside urban community that celebrates local heritage and heals nature

Keeping our goals in mind, the first strategy includes adjusting the main road accessing the site and relocating one educational center to a more suitable location. We also aim create a system of open spaces pedestrian routes that embrace the existing civic buildings and newly proposed public amenities.

Place-making activities are generated in which the unique characteristics of Dalat city are featured throughout the site, translating the old values into new paradigms, merging the existing cultural assets and the new development needs.

A system of public spaces is created to support the development of communities. This in turn strengthens the livability of the area, supporting the transition from an agricultural based economy to a tourism-related business in which  well-being and natural assets play a crucial role.

Services offered

  • Master Planning
  • Urban Design

Awards

  • 2020: Won Ashui Awards for Future Project of the Year category
  • 2021: Special Mention, Excellence in Urban Design, Placemaking and Public Space, Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) Awards
Add Your Heading Text Here

Place-making activities are generated in which the unique characteristics of Dalat city are featured throughout the site, translating the old values into new paradigms, merging the existing cultural assets and the new development needs.

Read More

An attractive destination & a regional development catalyst.

A green and integrated industrial township.

A resilient, inclusive & revitalised community

Anchored in cultural traditions, headed towards progress.

From Industrial Relic to Community Rebirth

Empowered by technological innovations and inspired by our local community, to bring local manufacturing to the next frontier.