• Client:
  • TID Group
  • Location:
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Status:
  • Competition winner; Under construction
  • Size:
  • 31,600 sqm
  • Partners:
  • Inros Lackner


The Tien Bo City project reinterprets the unique Hanoi streetscape and Vietnamese valleys landscape into a contemporary green, light and airy development.

LAVA's competition-winning design is a mix of five-star hotel, commercial and residential in a city-block-sized complex in the centre of Hanoi. A place for people that connects old and new.

Three low-rise buildings cascade down to a public space preserving an historic printing factory, a century-old pagoda and a banyan tree.

The building design references the various scales of Hanoi old town (including the famous ‘tube’ houses) and the sweeping hills and valleys of Sapa. Staggered rooflines and the multi-functional layering of commercial activities on the ground floor and apartments above are topped by a terrace. 

The nine storeys-high buildings are subdivided into multiple small units for hotel, residential, offices, a culture centre and artist studios. They recreate the feeling of the typical Hanoi streetscape with active ground planes and activated terraces and rooftops.

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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope