Architecture

Mammoth Vietnamese eco-resort gets government go-ahead

Mammoth Vietnamese eco-resort ...
Spread across 1,800 acres will be seven hotels, a theme park, a casino, a beach club, a mountain clubhouse, and 500 residential ocean-facing villas
Spread across 1,800 acres will be seven hotels, a theme park, a casino, a beach club, a mountain clubhouse, and 500 residential ocean-facing villas
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The mammoth Mui Dinh Ecopark development was designed by firm Chapman Taylor
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The mammoth Mui Dinh Ecopark development was designed by firm Chapman Taylor
The Mui Dinh Ecopark spans 782 hectares
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The Mui Dinh Ecopark spans 782 hectares
There will be six different individual resort hotels
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There will be six different individual resort hotels
A single luxury boutique hotel is also planned
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A single luxury boutique hotel is also planned
On a coastal outcrop there will be 500 ocean-facing villas primarily for residential purposes
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On a coastal outcrop there will be 500 ocean-facing villas primarily for residential purposes
A mountain club house is found on top of the central section
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A mountain club house is found on top of the central section
There is also a theme park, a casino, and a beach club
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There is also a theme park, a casino, and a beach club
Spread across 1,800 acres will be seven hotels, a theme park, a casino, a beach club, a mountain clubhouse, and 500 residential ocean-facing villas
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Spread across 1,800 acres will be seven hotels, a theme park, a casino, a beach club, a mountain clubhouse, and 500 residential ocean-facing villas
The design team studied the traditional materials and aesthetics of local cultures to make sure they were reflected in the final development
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The design team studied the traditional materials and aesthetics of local cultures to make sure they were reflected in the final development
The design team studied the traditional materials and aesthetics of local cultures to make sure they were reflected in the final development
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The design team studied the traditional materials and aesthetics of local cultures to make sure they were reflected in the final development
Construction is now underway on this giant development
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Construction is now underway on this giant development
The Vietnamese government has approved the project
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The Vietnamese government has approved the project
From above the scale of the proposition is truly evident
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From above the scale of the proposition is truly evident
Mui Dinh Ecopark
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Mui Dinh Ecopark
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Construction is set to get underway on an enormous eco-resort on the coast of Vietnam after the development was given approval by the Vietnamese government. Designed by the Bangkok base of global powerhouse design studio Chapman Taylor, the epic resort will encompass seven hotels providing a total of 7,000 rooms.

Located in Ninh Thuan Province on the east coast of Vietnam, the Mui Dinh Ecopark is a mixed-use development that will span an immense 728 hectares (1,800 acres). Perched on a mountainous coastal outcrop the development will include six separate resort hotels, a luxury boutique hotel, a theme park, a casino, a beach club, a mountain clubhouse, and 500 residential ocean-facing villas.

Despite the massive scale of this development, the Chapman Taylor team say they were careful to make sure the design reflected the local history and also sits sustainably in the ecosystem it will be imposing upon.

On a coastal outcrop there will be 500 ocean-facing villas primarily for residential purposes
On a coastal outcrop there will be 500 ocean-facing villas primarily for residential purposes

"The first thing that we, as designers, have to look at is nature itself – what the natural elements are, what the topography is like, the local ecosystem and, specifically, the local weather," explains South East Asia Director of Chapman Taylor, Oscar Martinez. "And that is how we can make it the most sustainable, by observing how the natural elements have worked in place for thousands of years."

From above the scale of the proposition is truly evident
From above the scale of the proposition is truly evident

Historically, this region of Vietnam was home to the ancient Cham people and the design team studied the traditional materials and aesthetics they used to make sure they were reflected in the final development.

"These elements shaped the design, creating a modern development rooted in the area's deep history," says Martinez. "We felt that we had a responsibility, as international architects, to showcase the geographical and historical context, and enhance its value, rather than just 'parachuting in' a neutral and non-contextual development."

Construction is now getting started for this truly impressive project. Click through to the gallery to take a closer look at some of the concept images for this mammoth development.

Source: Chapman Taylor

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5 comments
ljaques
Seeing building densities like that anywhere just disgusts me. Way to go, developers. Ruin paradise wherever you find it, eh? ECO my arse.
WilliamSager
Nothing makes me think eco friendly more then word of a new massive luxury resort.
Nelson Hyde Chick
Calling that monstrosity an eco-development is truly an oxymoron.
asninsp
Nothing ECO about this monstrosity .... the greed of developers has no limits.
notfromthisplanet
Lets see, Vietnam is almost (with help from the Chinese of course) single-handedly causing the extinction of rhinos, elephants and tigers and who knows what else...building an eco resort is almost laughable. On principle alone I would never go here and I would, dissuade anyone thinking of going here.