Skyscraper scoops award

The 460m supertall Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, designed by Atkins, a member of the SNCLavalin Group, won ‘World’s Best Architecture’ at the International Property Awards 2017 held in London. It also picked up ‘Best International Residential High-rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Residential High-rise Architecture Asia Pacific’.

The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry and an award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

Ian Milne, Atkins’ design director for the Landmark 81, said: “Landmark 81 is a great example to demonstrate the potential for high-rise living. Creating high-quality and convenient vertical living space on limited footprint can be the sustainable and attractive solutions for the region.”

Landmark 81, within the Vinhomes Central Park urban area, will be the tallest building in Vietnam, adding a new iconic beacon to Ho Chi Minh City’s ever-growing skyline. It is currently under construction and expected to complete in 2019.

The Atkins-designed Dubai Opera also won ‘Best Public Service Architecture, Arabia’.