Hanoi New Town, Vietnam, Asia
Year1997latitude: 21° 1'
longitude: 105° 51'
Initiator(s)Daewoo Corporation
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Rem Koolhaas
Design organizationSOM, OMA
Target population750,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://oma.eu/projects/1997/hanoi-new-town-masterplan
Literature- Nguyen, To Lang., 2009. Sustainable Settlement in Urban Development of Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnam Urban Forum blog, [blog] 1 August. Available at: http://ashui.com/vietnamurbanforum/showthread.php?t=119(accessed July 6th, 2012)
- Nam, Son Ngo Viet., 2007. Mixed Feelings Over New Town in Hanoi. VietNamNet Bridge blog, [online news] 19 September 2007. Available at: http://www.planetizen.com/node/27153(accessed July 6th, 2012)

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: http://oma.eu/projects/1997/hanoi-new-town-masterplan

With the aim of relieving the pressures of urban expansion and growing needs of its population on the historic Hanoi, Hanoi New Town is planned with a close proximity to the existing city. The site area allocated to the new city is comprised of 7,580 ha and designed to be provided within the development of larger Hanoi Metropolitan Region.
The first framework of the masterplan was made by Deawoo/Bechtel. Based on the plan, OMA has developed the entire masterplan of the new city in 1997. Later design and masterplan of Hanoi New Town were developed by SOM starting from 2008.

source: http://oma.eu/projects/1997/hanoi-new-town-masterplan [accessed 6 June 2012]
http://www.som.com/content.cfm/hanoi_new_town [accessed 6 June 2012]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanoi [accessed 6 June 2012]

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