Spirit of Saigon | The One Development
LERA is the structural engineer for this state-of-the-art mixed-use development, with a gross floor area of approximately 1.67 million sf (154,600 sm), consisting of two towers at approximately 770 ft (235 m) and 740 ft (225 m) in height, respectively, a connecting 9-story podium and a 5-story basement structure.
The mixed-use tower will contain office and hotel space, while the residential tower will contain luxury residential apartments. The podium will contain retail space, hotel amenities, a ballroom, meeting rooms, lobbies, food and beverage space and management space. The basement will include two retail levels, car parking, building services rooms and management facilities. A future tunnel will connect the retail basement with the planned adjacent metro station.
One of the most striking architectural features of the two towers is the 33-ft (10-m) cantilevered overhang at the top of each building, evoking two dragon heads, as well as the cantilevered glass cubes immediately below, signifying pearls in the mouth of the dragons. These cantilevers are supported by 1-story high steel trusses.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam