FGLA 2020 Merit: Forest in the Sky
The most eye-catching feature about this project is clearly the way the architecture is covered by lush greenery, giving the impression of a building in a jungle. The eco-resort, set amidst the forest landscape of Tam DaoMountain, harmonises its form with the surrounding nature, giving the effect of the greenery climbing up on the building towards the sky—hence, the name of the project.
Inspired by the vertical forest architecture made famous by Stefano Boeri, this green ‘jungle building’ plays host to more than 75,000 plants of all types, including shrubs, vines, colourful flora, and trees. They spill out from irregularly placed balconies and crawl up the sides of the structure, up to 100 metres high—calling to mind an imagery much like that of the hanging gardens of Babylon.
This has earned Forest In The Sky the Final EDGE certification (awarded by international Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group) due to its ability to cut down 42 per cent on energy; 22 per cent on water; and 36 per cent on the construction materials used.
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Forest In The Sky
Ngoc Thanh, Phuc Yen, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam
22 July 2018
6,873 square metres
Gross Floor Area
50,893.3 square metres
Number of Rooms
Flamingo Architecture JSC
Nguyen Thuong Quan
Newtecons Investment Construction Joint Stock Company (formerly known as FDC Investment Construction Joint Stock Company)
Bui Thi Bich Dao