Tallest building in Vietnam completed
By Andy Brown30 April 2018
Ho Chi Minh City’s Landmark 81, the tallest building in Vietnam and the 11th tallest building in the world, has reached its full height of 461m.
The project’s concrete framework was topped out six weeks ahead of schedule in March, and now the final piece of the tower’s 60m spire has been lifted into place. Mace has been delivering project management services on the project for Vinhomes since 2015.
To achieve the early topping out of the structure, Mace said it optimised the typical floor cycle time of four days and regularly completed entire floors in just three days.
Landmark 81 is a mixed-use 81-storey tower containing high end apartments and a hotel. It is the centrepiece of Vinhomes Central Park, a development that includes 18 towers in total.
The project has broken records in Vietnam, including the country’s largest ever concrete pour. This involved excavating 25,000m3 of soil, installing 6,500 tonnes of reinforced steel, and using 17,000m3 of concrete to create the 8.5m thick pile cap for the tower’s foundations.
John Campbell, Mace’s country manager for Vietnam, said: “Landmark 81 is a truly iconic project that will change the face of Ho Chi Minh City forever. It’s an honour for Mace to be able to help deliver such an important scheme.”