Landscape Framework Plan

Client: RMIT University Vietnam
Status: Complete 2010

Team with Taylor Cullity Lethlean

RMIT University established its international campus in Vietnam in 2000. It has grown rapidly since then with several thousand students studying in both Hanoi and HCMC. The Saigon South campus is the largest having commenced on the current site in 2005. The campus occupies around 100 hectares of landscaped grounds and is situated along the busy Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard in District 7. It is long and thin site with the main circulation and buildings laid out in a linear manner along a central axis. The Landscape Framework Plan provides guidance on the future development of the campus until 2035.

The campus has been divided into three principle activity zones being, zone 1: recreation, sport, events, zone 2: student housing, zone 3: academic, social, student services. This is a thriving campus where buildings are set in a green oasis of expansive lawns and tropical gardens. The campus is a special place which provides a secure haven from the hectic urban life of HCMC. The Framework Plan sets out several key site planning principles which build upon the distinctive character of the campus and the RMIT identity.