Tuesday, 29 October 2019

By the numbers: Ho Chi Minh City’s expansive Central Park

HCMC Central Park
Elevated walkways and sunken gardens with sculptural energy-harvesting “trees” are some of the amazing features planned

1. 16 hectares

The size of the park. It was once a 19th-century railway station in District 1. Pedestrian walkways will reference railway tracks and there will also be outdoor art galleries, performance pavilions and sports zones.

2. 30 degrees

The angle at which the park’s artificial “solar trees” will be tilted to optimise electricity generation via photovoltaic cells. There will also be “water purification trees” to recycle rainwater.

HCMC Central park
The park is due to begin construction in 2020

3. 2025

Projected opening date for the park. Construction on the project, headed up by international architecture practice LAVA in partnership with ASPECT Studios, will begin next year.

Three other Central Parks around the network

Central Park New York
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. Photo credit: Ingus Kruklitis/Shutterstock.com

1. Central Park, New York

Undoubtedly the world’s most iconic Central Park, this behemoth 340ha green lung in Manhattan features a wealth of attractions, including a carousel, a zoo and even a castle.

2. Central Park, Sydney

This mixed-use development is among the largest urban renewal projects in Sydney. Once home to a brewery, the site now features a 117m residential tower, a 6,400m2 park, a mall and more.

Dubai Central Park
This new residential development in Dubai is inspired by the New York City Central Park.

3. Central Park, Dubai

Dubai might soon have its own Central Park too – in this case, a residential neighbourhood that’s built around 40,000m2 of green space. Facilities will include tennis courts, swimming pools and cafés.

SEE ALSO: The path less travelled: Ho Chi Minh city’s hidden gems

This article was originally published in the October 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine

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