Adjacent to Hanoi’s magnificent Westlake, Watermark sits on an invaluable piece of land. Our brief was to provide a luxury offer in which as many apartments as possible had views of the lake, inspiring a one-sided core arrangement positioning all of the apartments to one side. With only ten apartments on each floor, we put in two cores to satisfy five apartments each to minimise stress on residents. Of interesting note, the one-bedroom apartments had city rather than lake views but could easily and flexibly be purchased and combined with larger units.
We felt the façade should have a softer nature given the beauty of the location. We worked hard to create gentle curves representing the lake’s rippling waves and ended up with an elegant, varied exterior.