Vietnam, Xuong Rong Lake and City Area Urban Development
Fraden and Intra Corporation
Thai Nguyen City is the regional capital city of Thai Nguyen Province, Viet Bac region of Vietnam. Presently, the natural environment of the city is polluted from adjoining industries, poor air and water quality and noise emissions. In 2004 the Thai Nguyen government appointed a development consortium including David Lock Associates to design the development area including the Xuong Rong Reservoir. The plan incorporates existing residential development, a school, religious temple and pagoda and proposes shop top housing, apartments, retail, commercial, entertainment and government infrastructure. The design provides for a lake and surrounds, incorporating waterside amenities, parks and recreational facilities. The study area was planned to be successfully connected with neighbouring precincts and linked to the city centre.