Project Description

Bitexco Financial Tower

Located in the historic district of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bitexco Financial Tower rises as a beacon towards the future of Vietnam. The tower uses as its reference the lotus flower (a symbol of Vietnam) in a mature, blossomed state to build upon Vietnam’s history. The tower is characterized by a distinctive helipad—not located on the roof as is the norm—but cantilevered out from the 55th floor while the building continues to rise above it. Consistent with the national flower motif, the helipad and sky lounge taper off from the central area, reaching into the atmosphere like a lotus bud in search of the sun.

The glass curtain wall swirls petal-like around the tower’s façade. The structure employs a reinforced concrete core with steel outriggers. Supporting the helipad are a pair of steel cantilever girders which span from the core walls to the perimeter tower columns and extend outward to frame the platform. Perpendicularly-oriented secondary structural steel beams cantilever beyond the primary girders to support the circular edge.

www.bitexcofinancialtower.com

2015: Council on Tall Buildings (CTBUH) Names the Financial Tower as one of the 50 most innovative buildings in the world
2015: Thrillist names Financial Tower the #2 Coolest Building in the World
2014: Financial Tower selected for inclusion in the Venice Biennale
2013: Financial Tower named as one of the 25 great skyscrapers – Icons of construction by CNN
2011: Financial Tower named as one of the 20 most iconic skyscrapers in the world By CNN GO
2011: Excellence in Structure Engineering Award from The National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)

Bitexco Financial Tower

Located in the historic district of Ho Chi Minh City, the Bitexco Financial Tower rises as a Beacon towards the future of Vietnam. The tower uses as its reference the Lotus flower (a symbol of Vietnam) in a mature, blossomed state to build upon Vietnam’s history. The tower is characterized by a distinctive helipad—not located on the roof as is the norm—but cantilevered out from the 55th floor while the building continues to rise above it. Consistent with the national flower motif, the helipad and sky lounge taper off from the central area, reaching into the atmosphere like a lotus bud in search of the sun..

The glass curtain wall swirls petal-like around the tower’s façade. The structure employs a reinforced concrete core with steel outriggers. Supporting the helipad are a pair of steel cantilever girders which span from the core walls to the perimeter tower columns and extend outward to frame the platform. Perpendicularly-oriented secondary structural steel beams cantilever beyond the primary girders to support the circular edge.

www.bitexcofinancialtower.com

2015: Council on Tall Buildings (CTBUH) Names the Financial Tower as one of the 50 most innovative buildings in the world
2015: Thrillist names Financial Tower the #2 Coolest Building in the World
2014: Financial Tower selected for inclusion in the Venice Biennale
2013: Financial Tower named as one of the 25 great skyscrapers – Icons of construction by CNN
2011: Financial Tower named as one of the 20 most iconic skyscrapers in the world By CNN GO
2011: Excellence in Structure Engineering Award from The National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)