Prototypical New Towns and Community Colleges
Lord, Aeck & Sargent was asked to develop prototypes in housing and education that present an innovative set of solutions to the problems of intense development occurring in Vietnam.
The goal of this planning project was to produce a place that works seamlessly with its surroundings so that the occupants actually become part of the larger community as opposed to operating in comparative isolation. We are committed to designing communities that address the needs and wishes of those living and learning in these environments. The result is a project that is developing communities that will become the foundation for a better, brighter Vietnam.
The Villages have all the components needed to provide a beneficial quality of life to the residents, including various housing types, community areas, parks, restaurants, shopping and even small office space. Each Village will accommodate between 1000 and 3000 inhabitants and can be expanded through its connection to adjacent villages, ultimately allowing for larger cities and developments to emerge.
The educational component is influenced by the underlying characteristics of traditional town planning along the lines of the planned Villages where one can create an aura of context and compatibility as these ideas relate to living, learning, building and development.
Additionally, the infrastructure and other systems are set up to allow for flexibility of the Village program. If more retail is needed, or higher density housing is needed; these can be accommodated within the proposed framework plan. This allows for greater flexibility through the design and construction process to meet changing market and demographic demand.