Diamond Crown Plaza

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The Diamond Crown Plaza in Hai Phong, Vietnam, consists of two main blocks – the residential and hotel towers. The residential is a U-shaped building that mimics an embracing gesture to welcome people to stay. The hotel or Signature Tower is triangular and set to be the landmark for the city. The structures display a crown expression which starts from the lower floors and progresses upward in a form of lattice made of a beautiful polished ceramic material. The shape of the lattice and the form of the crown is inspired by a lotus flower, a beautiful symbol of Vietnam. The lattice and lotus pattern are evidently visible while the whole area gets glued together on the ground by an organically composed landscape that follows the same rhythm and design of the two complex. The final touch to the project is given by the architectural and landscape lighting design. LED lines are embedded within the lattices' structure creating a beautiful dynamic programming that bestows a futuristic feel.

Hai Phong, Vietnam

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Applicant and authors of the project
Mercurio Design Lab is an award-winning Italian design studio that creates avant-garde concepts inspired by the vibrancy of Asia. With the company’s Italian spirit and rich cultural heritage that originated in Rome for more than 50 years, MDL creates new milestones and commits with great passion to bring ideas and solutions into the fields of Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Design.