VIET YEN NEW COMMUNITY
BAC GIANG, VIETNAM

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This is a master plan for a 13.6 ha new community 25 mi from Hanoi. Being a district’s center that serves expanding local and regional populations, the site is bordered by adjacent and sold lots, leaving a very limited frontage. The master plan was conceived around a N-S commercial corridor offering a new ‘frontage’ and a green avenue that links open space network system (parks and lake). Planning best practices guide this community’s development: storm water management strategies like green streets, water retention, permeable surface parking, native landscaping help create a balance hydrology while control flooding. Orientation towards prevailing winds creates good micro-climate. Basic services cater to basic needs. All together, 580 units are created (42 du/ha). The development supports 2030 population.