SOM Chicago has been selected to master plan a new technology, university, and residential city outside Danang, Vietnam. FTP City, named after a growing telecommunications company, will cover 445 acres, and included buisness districts, a town center, residential neighborhoods, and a university campus. Unlike nearby single communities being developed nearby, the SOM plan calls for a diverse, mixed-use community, according to a statement from the firm.
The plan calls for these districts to be connected to the riverfront by greenways that double as recreation areas and stormwater management systems. The area is eventually expected to house up to 30,000 residents, and will include schools, health care clinics, recreational facilities, and an FTP research center.
SOM is also working on Green Tech City in Hanoi, and it first began working in the country in the 1990s on Ho Chi Minh City’s South Master Plan.