Thu Thiem New Urban Area Design Competition
CENTRAL PLAZA, CRESCENT PARK, SAIGON RIVER PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
PAB in collaboration with CHORDstudio participated in an international design competition for the Central Plaza, Crescent Park and Saigon River Pedestrian Bridge in the new urban area on Thu Thiem Peninsula in District 2 opposite the city’s commercial district. The new town covers 770 hectares, including 130 hectares of Saigon River water surface.
The 13-hectare Central Plaza will host key events of HCMC such as festivals, military parades, celebrations and national gatherings for over one million people at a time. The 12-hectare Crescent Park is expected to be the great waterfront park of the city with an extensive landscaped area, contemporary gardens, paths for promenading, kiosks and water taxi station serving the shuttle pedestrians and motorbikes between Me Linh Square and Thu Thiem. An iconic bridge linking the new city to the old is designed in a constructivist manner