Vietnam Investment Review (2015):
Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt hosts groundbreaking ceremony
The Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City will set a new benchmark and standard in Vietnam in terms of “Wellness” for tenants and their employees, creating value for different workspaces.
The Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt has officially celebrated its official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction-site of Deutsches Haus at 33 Le Duan Street, District 1 in Ho Chi Minh Sity. More than 350 guests from the German, European and Vietnamese business community in Vietnam, representatives from the Vietnamese and German government and members of the diplomatic corps attended the event.
Since November 2014, the construction of the Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City is under way. Currently a 4-level basement is under construction, offering 13,764 square meters for parking. Completion of construction and development of the building will be the third quarter of 2017.
Deutsches Haus is a pioneering premium grade office tower strategically located on the corner of Le Duan and Le Van Huu streets in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. The 25-storey building consists of approximately 40,000 sqm, including retail areas, a multifunctional exhibition, event and conference area, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City, F&B areas with outdoor terrace and apartments and penthouses.
Its location in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City will therefore be the ultimate destination to be, for doing business with ASEAN and Vietnam for German and Central European headquartered companies and institutions. At the same time Deutsches Haus will be the ideal trading platform for Vietnamese companies doing business with Germany and the European Union.
Deutsches Haus has all modern state-of-the-art facilities and services one would expect from a centrally located premium grade office building. The building will be home to the Consulate Grand of the Federal Republic of Germany, making it the destination for German and Central European companies, promoting German and Vietnamese relations.
The building presents itself to the city as a transparent and inviting building with a cost-effective design, low energy consumption, the use of German green building materials, combined with the latest German technologies, and coupled with a high degree of sustainability, including the installation of photovoltaic equipment and panels to generate renewable energy.
One of the key features is the double facade which reflects the latest of German technology. It is a first in Vietnam and South East Asia and serves to emphasize the energy-saving structure under the climatic conditions of Vietnam. It will be the premier green office building in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming for the LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and DGNB certification, the German equivalent.
Already, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany has awarded Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City as the only building worldwide, the distinction “Energy Efficiency – Made in Germany”.
Vietnam Investment Review 12 November 2015
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