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Alacarte Condotel, Hanoi, Vietnam by Aedas

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Alacarte Condotel
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Hanoi, Vietnam
158.7 m
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80,000 m²
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Taseco Land
Under Construction
Commercial Architecture › Mixed-use Development

Ha Long Bay’s Most Sought-after Waterfront Address. 

Alacarte Ha Long Bay is a Condotel development located on the Hung Thang Masterplan zone designed by Aedas. The site is a prime seafront plot with sweeping and unobstructed views towards Ha Long Bay, the World Heritage seascape that is one of Vietnam’s biggest attractions.

The site enjoys good accessibility with road connections on three sides and ends at the axial boulevard of the Hung Thang Masterplan. Located at the terminal axis by the seaside, Alacarte Condotel stands as a landmark in the Masterplan zone and sets a benchmark for up-and-coming developments in the area.

A 35-storey tower sits on top of a 4-storey podium, offering hotel rooms, serviced apartments, restaurants, ballrooms, meeting rooms, gyms and four-season pools, spa facilities and retail outlets. While most rooms enjoy a breathtaking sea view, the infinity pool, sky bars and restaurants on the rooftop also overlook Ha Long Bay.

The building design is a perfect composition of modernity and tradition - presenting the unique elements of Vietnamese culture in a contemporary context. The ground-level retail is designed as free-standing pods, representing the iconic karsts of Ha Long Bay. The design allows for porosity and accessibility from all sides, as well as the natural sea breeze to permeate the retail space. Drawing inspiration from the undulating flow of sea waves, the façade design depicts a curvilinear figure, allowing the complex with a frontline sea view to seamlessly coalesce with the natural environment while creating a dynamic and upright architectural form.

The undulating façade is created by varying the lengths of the angled windows, resulting in a series of waves that expand and constrict when these windows are stacked on each other. With full-height glazing, its undulating façade is a nod to waves along the seafront, capturing the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay.

The essence of the project lies in maximizing the breathtaking views for all of the rooms. By allocating the majority of rooms towards the orientation of the vast islands while the rest of them look towards the serene bay and majestic mountains, the project creates panoramic vistas for every room. The building mass has been strategically cut into slightly cascading vertical columns, allowing more room for unobstructed views of Ha Long Bay.

The development enjoys a strategic location that ensures high visibility from the city and the bay and marks the development as an iconic centerpiece in the area.

About Aedas

Aedas is the world’s only local and global architecture and design practice driven by global sharing of research, local knowledge and international practice. Our 1,100 creative minds with design studios across the globe create world-class design solutions with deep social and cultural understanding of the communities we design for. We create world-class design solutions that are tailored to the needs of cities and communities around the world.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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