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Saigon One Tower – A New Landmark Is Born

17 May
VNRE Standing proudly at the undisputed premier location in Ho Chi Minh city, against the backdrop of Saigon River, Saigon One Tower is the new landmark building gracing the city with its beauty. More than just a mixed-use building, it is a unique investment in an iconic project setting unprecedented standards in real estate development, service, technology and first-class living.

Saigon One Tower offers the most desirable residences and office address in Ho Chi Minh city, No. 34 Ton Duc Thang Street. Ideally situated on the banks of the majestic Saigon river, in the heart of the bustling financial and commercial district, Saigon One Tower does not only accord with the municipal planning for the city CBD but also beautify the city skyline by forming a state-of-the-art addition to assist the urban regeneration of the city.

In The Heart of Historical & Entertainment Venues

Located in the city’s historic area opposite to the famous Ben Nha Rong which is now a memorial museum to the internationally-recognized politician and patriot Ho Chi Minh, Saigon One Tower is a short walk to the historic Opera Theatre and the Municipal Building (or now called the People’s Committee Office) of more than 120 years. It is within a few minutes of walking distance to the famous Ben Thank market with more than 100 years now being the symbolic icon of the City. Various international-standard hotels such as Sheraton, Park Hyatt, Caravelle, Meridien are in the proximity of the Tower with major CBD entertainment and shopping venues nearby.

The Tower

The Vision of Saigon M&C Real Estate Corporation JSC was to design and develop a building which would be pioneering in Vietnam to assist shaping the Central Business District and the people that reside in it by creating an inspirational working and living environment for lifestyle where people can work and live in.

– Land size: 6,672m2
– Plot ratio: 46%
– Number of storeys: 41 floors
– Number of basement levels: 5 basements
– Functions: International Grade A office | First-class apartments | Department store
– Parking: 5 basements for cars and motorbikes


Extensive research and investment were carried out to make Saigon One one of the safest and most sophisticated buildings in Asia.

The tower is built on the deepest piling in HCMC today (102m) and also fulfills the strictest fire and safety standards set by the National Fire Protection Association as well as international standards.Wind tunnel tests were also conducted by Windtec (Australia) to minimize the effects of wind on occupants’ comfort and the building’s structure.

With the Integrated Building Management System, our facility managers can make the optimum safety and performance decisions based on real time information from all of the building’s systems.

Cisco’s Smart+Connected systems enhance our tenants’ working conditions in many waysby deploying advances technologies including: location-based RFID keeping track of people and their location within the building; 24/7 visual monitoring of car park, corridors, common areas, elevators; utilities (phone, internet, electricity, water, gas) monitored continuously and designed to operation without interruption; extendable and scalable to accommodate additional services.

– 2.9m floor to ceiling height, 10.00m in Entrance Hall.
– “Self-compacting” concrete in Vietnam, with 2 types of concrete grade: 75Mpa for vertical structures (foundation, columns, core), and 40Mpa for beams and slabs
– Cladding uses unitized system with laminated Low-E glass (12.76mm thick). Extrusion is treated PVDF, anti-fading
– 15cm raised floor, panel dimension 60x60cm, suitable for various finishing material (carpet, timber, tile, etc.)
– Floor loading of 350kg/m2 for office floor, 400kg/m2 for office balcony

– Lifts: Using PORT Technology from Schindler, allowing passengers to select the destination by using access card or the normal method without card. 12 passenger lifts for office block including 2 VIP lifts using card to access. 1 office fireman lift for all floors, and 1 goods lift serviced to all office floors. Lift speed time is 6-7m/s.
– Vehicle parking: 5 basements for cars and  motorbikes


– Lifts using the Destination Control Technology of Schindler reduce waiting time and power consumption of the system in a more efficient use.
– Lighting system will be interfaced by iBMS using motion detector devices installed at public access.
– Office façade with Low-E glass helps to save 7% of air-condition energy and minimize the effects of solar heat while allowing maximum natural light into office.
– Offlice floors with sky terrace with double-height ceiling maximizes natural lighting coming to the furthest point of offices and this minimizing electricity cost for lighting.


Just on an amazing finger touch, you can control all facilities to comfort your personal life in a stylish way.

You are allowed to connect with a world of advanced technologies, the first in Vietnam. Cisco’s Smart + Connected platform and Control 4’s Smart Home control provide you with information and effortless control of your home via your smart phone or iPad. Monitor energy management; gas, smoke and intrusion alarms; integrated multimedia or ambience settings, and remote home surveillance from any place in the world.


The office block, a curving vertical volume is designed to respond to the Saigon River with the opposite historic landscape of Thu Ngu flagpole and Ben Nha Rong memorial museum of more than a century old. It is expressed with a curving glass facace, giving a full panoramic view from inside.

The Office lobby is to have a 10m-high ceiling to create grandness associated with Grade-A office building. With marble floor highlighted by a 6-metre high feature wall of warm tone to give a welcoming feeling of a corporare image.

Separate entrance to Offices from Residences and Retail areas.


From the moment of entry, every visit is an experience – we know this, we understand this, and we deliver.

This is what makes Saigon One the destination.


Business & Data Center: A Business & Data Center with international-standard facilities to support business opportunities in Vietnam, including from working terminals with high-class interior furniture, virtual offices, conference rooms equipped with the most advanced Cisco’s TelePresence system, to a data center offering server racks and storage capacity.

Restaurants: Saigon One Tower not only provides an international food court on the 4th floor but also in-room dining services together with a signature VIP restaurant and bar with the finest selection of dedicacies and wines on building rooftop. These public floors are accessed via a dedicated speedy panoramic lift.

Privileged Club: Our impressive array of facilities in Saigon One is packaged in a VIP Club where you are ensured an unsurpassed comfortable working and living environment.

Revive and rejuvenate in the soothing day spa with its enhanced treatments. Relax and refresh by the cool calm swimming pool and sky garden, or physically recharge yourself in our full service gym.

And other facilities

• 24-hour concierge service
• Daily housekeeping
• Retail center
• Smart Parking system
• 24-hour convenience store
• More additional services at hand

Saigon One is proud to serve you the best that life has to offer.

The Team

– Developer: Saigon M&C Real Estate JSC specializes in real estate development, construction, back filing… and is one of the biggest and most reputable real estate developers in Vietnam.

Our products always satisfy the highest international standards in order to create a luxury, modern with abundant facilities but still remain a natural environment in accordance with the present municipal planning.

– Main Contractor: Bouygues Batiment International (BBI) – a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction (France), a world leader in the construction field – carries out major projects in over 20 countries.

BBI is providing to clients with innovative financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance solutions for their projects. BBI has been awarded in 2010 the largest PPP for a sports complex: The Sports Hub in Singapore. Lately, BBI has achieved major landmarks with some outstanding awards such as Tampines, the Arte @ Thomson, The Sail @ Marina Bay, Quayside Condo, Ritz Carlton hotel, etc.

– Architect: As architects, designers, planners and consultants, Gensler partners with clients on some 3,000 projects every year. With more than 2,000 professionals networked across 35 locations, Gensler has always been recognized as a trusted partner in every project.

Gensler’s work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage. This gave Gensler the opportunities to become designers of numerous iconic projects such as Shanghai Tower, Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Center, San Francisco airport, etc.

– Building Management Network Consultant: Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks.

Cisco’s hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage.

– Principal Architect: DP Architects (DPA) was founded in Singapore in 1967 with a deep concern for the built environment and the need to create architecture of excellence that enriches the human experience and spirit.

With over 40 years of architectural practice, DPA has established its presence globally as one of the leading architectural firms in Asia with a diverse portfolio of prjects such as Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, the Dubai Mall, Resorts World Sentosa, and Sports Hub Premier Park.

– Local Architect: ATA places strong emphasis on design excellence and professional integrity and personal commitment for clients. ATA has adopted several international system in HR management, as well as collaborated with different associations and consultants.

The company has been involved in a wide range of projects with complicated technical requirements such as Cho Ray Hospital, Nhon Trach New Town, Vietcombank Tower, Rach Chiec Sports Complex, etc.

– Property Manager: Savills Vietnam
– Exclusive Officer Agent: Knight Frank Vietnam
– Exclusive Retail Agent: CB Richard Ellis Vietnam.

For further information, please contact:

Saigon M&C Development Corporation
Add: 34 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Hochiminh City
Tel: 84.8.3821 5418 – Fax: 84.8.3821 5417 – Hotline: 84.8.3821 8111

The An Phu Complex

1 May
VNRE – The An Phu complex is located in An Phu An Khanh Urban, District 2, the fastest developing region of Ho Chi Minh City and is the east gate of the city connected to the South-East provinces.

The prject has total land area of 6.9 ha and total building floor area of 350,000 m2. This is a complex project including shopping center – service – entertainment, luxury apartments, offices and five star hotels.

The project is invested by the Saigon Co-op Investment & Development Corporation and Mapletree Investment Co., Ltd Vietnam – a member of Temasek Holdings (Singapore), one of Asia’s leading investment group.

As planned, the project will be implemented in three years, it will be started construction in Q4 2012 and completed in late 2015.

Recently, the Saigon Co-op and Mapletree has also started SC VivoCity project in Saigon South Place complex.

The Eastern – East is Opportunity

14 Feb

– The Eastern located in front of Lien Phuong Ward, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, where the transport infrastructure, social infrastructure and urban develop quickly. Surround The Eastern is a series of high-end residential areas have been implemented such as Riviera Cove, The Garland, Goldora, Villa Park… In the near future, the arterial roads of the city such as: HCM City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Highway, Ring Road finished, will create a new face for District 9 and easily connect to the city center.

The project is built on a land area of 15.869 m2, including 02 apartment blocks A and B, in which block A high 22-storey with 320 apartments and block B high 22 floors with 328 apartments. The Eastern aparment was designed variety architecture and area from 56 m2 to 112 m2, which range from 2-3 bedrooms.
Spacious basement area of the blocks are used as a parking lot, make sure to serve the needs of residents living in the home and visitors.
The ground floor is a commercial area with facilities such as supermarkets, restaurants, banking, health care… In addition, The Eastern aslo fully equipped community facilities such as community club, children’s play area, swimming pool, tennis court, gym…
The project was officially started on November 16, 2011 by Posco E&C Vientam as main contractor. It is expected to be completed and handed over to customers in late 2013.
For further information, please contact:
HVK Company Limited
Add: Room 701, 60 NDC Building, 60 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street,
Dakao Ward, District 1, Hochiminh City
Tel: 84.8.3910 2000 – 3910 4000 – Fax: 84.8.3910 3842

Saigon Centre – The place to be

19 Nov

VNRE Saigon Centre is mixed-use development located along Le Loi Boulevard, one of the main thoroughfares in the Central Business District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The first phase comprises a three-storey retail podium, 11 floors of offices and 89 luxury serviced apartments which have be in operation since 1996.
Soon, Saigon Centre will be enhanced and tranformed into an iconic architectural landmark, further affirming the development’s position as the preferred “live-work-play” address in the City.
The Mall
Upon completion, Saigon Centre’s new retail mall will bring a new exciting concept to satisfy the needs of the growing consumer community in Ho Chi Minh.
Expect a unique shopping experience spread across 55,000 square metters of floor space. Te vibrant mix of retail and lifestyle shops will include a premium department store, luxury brands, jewellery and timepieces, local % international fashion labels, beauty and wellness services, home electronics, lifestyle stores as well as a host of dining options ranging from local favourites to international cuisines.

Design Concept
Crafted by international renowned architect NBBJ based in New York, the design of Saigon Centre is inspired by the diversity and vibrance that make up the urban fabric of Ho Chi Minh City.
To draw in the bustling street life for a seamless connection into Saigon Centre, the retail promenades stretch through and from the mall to an expansive public plaza, creating sense of space and openness. Together with the wide variety of retail and entertainment options in the surrounds, Saigon Centre will become a new destination for lifestyle, leisure and recreation.
Sustainable and comtemporary, Saigon Centre will soon establish itself as a new retail icon in Asia.
The Developers
Saigon Centre is a joint venture between Keppel Land and local partners Resco and Sowatco.
– Keppel Land Limited is the property arm of the Keppel Group, one of Singapore’s largest multi-national groups with key businesses in offshore and marine, infrastructure, and property.
With beginings dating back to 1890, Keppel Land is one of Asia’s premier property companies, recognised for its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments and investment-grade commercial properties as well as high standards of corporate govermance and transparency.
The Company is geographically diversified in Asia, with current focus on Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India. It has a strategic focus on two core businesses of property development and property fund management.
Keppel Land is one of largest listed property companies by total gross assets on the Singapore Exchange.
– Saigon Real Estate Coporation (Resco), under the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, is one of leading enterprises of the city in real estates, social housing development, warehouses, industrial parks and infrastructure, civil and industrial construction.
– Southern Water Transport Corporation (Sowatco) is the state enterprise under the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam, operating in multi-sectors: waterways transport, port and logistics, constructions, im-export, shipyard, lubricant distribution, waterways infrastructure and other relating services.
For further information, please contact:
Keppel land Watco Co. Ltd
Add: 4th Floor, Saigon Centre, 65 Le Loi Boulevard, District 1, HCMC
Tel: 84.8.3829 4888 – Fax: 84.8.3821 7671

Vincom Eden Centre – World shopping and holiday paradise in Vietnam

14 Oct
VNREEden Centre is located on the old Eden commercial center, a long-standing and busy shopping center, it has a strong attachment for a majority of old Saigonese.

Eden Centre is surrounded by four beautiful street: Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Le Loi Boulevard, Dong Khoi and Le Thanh Ton. The location of the project is located right in the heart of the city’s key places such as: the west is the Hall of People’s Committees of Ho Chi Minh City, the east-northeast is the city’s Opera House, around is a series of well-known hotels such as Caravelle Hotel, Sheraton Saigon Hotel, Continental Saigon, Rex Hotel…

Eden Centre is built on an area of 8,800 m2 with building scale of 6 basements and 9 floors. Basement area is arranged as underground parking and commercial center, above the regional is office area for rent and a 5-star hotel has 500 rooms. Total floor area of project is 105,666 m2.

In particular, the basement area of Eden Centre will inform each other with the basement of the Vincom Center was completed before, so the customer can freely travel, choice of products in the commercial center from Vincom Center to Eden Centre. And from the basement of the Eden Centre the customer can also go to the station of subway line No. 1 Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien through a tunnel from the trade center.

Total investment capital is estimated at around 4,500 billion, including clearance costs accounted for 3,700 billion.

The project began deployment of underground according to Top-Down construction technology from March – 2011, and began to develop the body from the end of the month June – 2011. The project is expected to complete the basic raw parts in the quarter 2/2012 and will be put into use from Onctover – 2012.

Development Team

– Investor: Vincom Joint Stock Company
– Architecture design: Site Asia Vietnam
– Contractor for the foundation: Bachy Soletanche Vietnam
– General contractor for the structure: Uy Nam Construction JSC (Unicons).

For further information, please contact:

Vincom Joint Stock Company in Ho Chi Minh city
Add: 72 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC
Tel: 84.8.3936 9999 – Hotline: 84.975 033 288

Saigon M&C Tower – New Standard of Living and Working

11 Oct

VNRE – Saigon M&C Tower is located at No.34A Ton Duc Thang street, Nguyen Thai Binh ward, district 01, Hochiminh City. Built on a land area of 6.672m2 with building density 48%, the 41-storey tower will become one of the highest priced real estate developments in Vietnam.

Located in central business district, bordered by Ham Nghi street, Ton Duc Thang street and East-West Avenue, where is important intersection point of city connecting: district 1, district 4, Phu My Hung new urban and Thu Thiem new urban – financial centre of Hochiminh city in the future.

Saigon M&C Tower has scale of 41 storeys high, in there, 6 storeys podium 23.000 m2 are used for trade center, 34 storeys are used for international standard office with total area of 49.000 m2; and apartment zone on the top of building includes 133 luxurious apartment and serviced apartment for lease.

Total capital investment is estimated of $200 millions. Offically broken ground on August 09, 2007 and will be completed in Q2 2012.

About the investor

M&C Real Estate Join Stock Company is a joint venture company established by Saigontourist Corporation, M&C Corporation, DongA Bank and DongA Bank Security in order to build a mixed-use development. Saigon M&C Tower was approved by Prime Minister and Hochiminh City People’s Committee and assigned to Saigon M&C Real Estate Join Stock Company in October 2005.

In addition, M&C Real Estate Join Stock Company is also developing several luxury mixed-use properties in downtown locations in both HCM City and Hanoi City as well as over total 450 ha of high end beach resorts in Ba Ria, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc.

For further information and register, please contact:

M&C Real Estate Join Stock Company
Add: Room 19C1 Floor 19th, SunWah Tower, 115 Nguyen Hue street
Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Hochiminh City
Tel: 84.8.3827 8001 – Fax: 84.8.3827 8005
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Nguyen Cu Trinh Centre

26 Aug

VNRELocated at an intersection in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 where four streets meet: Tran Dinh Xu, Nguyen Trai, Cong Quynh and Nguyen Cu Trinh. This project is the largest parcel remained in the district 1 for a mix-used development.

– Total site area: +/- 100,000 square meters

– Gross construction area: +/- 600,000 square meters

– Scheduled construction period: starting from 2012

When completed, the Nguyen Cu Trinh Centre will include retail and office buildings as well as a high-end residential area. This project includes 3 components: The new mix-used of around 600,000 square meters (gross construction area) for residential, retail, office and hotel, included in this development are the resettlement area of around 100,000 square meter (gross construction area) for 900 residential units and the new Saigon Hospital on the gross construction area of 36,000 square meters for an estimated 300 hospital beds.

Apart from the economic benefits the Nguyen Cu Trinh project will bring to Ho Chi Minh City, there will also be social benefits such as the creation of a new and modern residential area for the city and improved infrastructure in District 1.

For further information, please contact:

Bitexco Group of Companies

Office: 19th Floor, Bitexco Office Building,

19-25 Nguyen Hue, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

Tel: 84.8.3821 1033 – Fax: 84.8.3821 1005

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