While in many parts of the world new skyscrapers are shooting up and new altitude records are being announced, the Dragon Tower project in Hanoi (Vietnam) by Dewan Architects + Engineers will be the longest building in the world. According to the online magazine archdaily the 700.000 square meters complex will provide ministerial lobbies, meeting rooms, and public spaces, including a nursery, library, supermarket, restaurants, and a learning center. A water reservoir and green terraces are incorporated into the design to increase the building’s efficiency and accessibility.
The architectural firm Dewan wants to build the world’s most spacious building with this project. Integrated into the building is an internal road that will make it easier for employees to travel and enable sustainable transports. This road in turn connects the various ministries with the city’s metro system. The head of the dragon is formed by a skyscraper, which is intended as a monumental entrance gate to the entire site. The tower will be the tallest building in the area and is envisioned as a landmark for Hanoi and all of Vietnam.
archdaily continues: “The project symbolizes the rich Vietnamese history and its ambition for the future, with Hanoi as its center for culture and economy. The power of the Dragon king myth reflected in this governmental and mixed-use center embodies Vietnamese society, strengthening the national identity.”