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June 21, 2017

Cocobay Towers -- a new architectural icon in Da Nang, Vietnam
Developed by Empire Group, one of Vietnam's leading property development firms, Cocobay Towers will become an architectural icon to Da Nang to enhance tourism industry of the most liveable city in Vietnam.
     Atkins has been appointed by the developer to provide architecture and interior design services for Cocobay Towers. The project will be located in Da Nang, the third largest city in Vietnam where tourism is gradually becoming a key economic industry for the city. 
     Ian Milne, Atkins' senior design director, said: “Our design is inspired by the auspicious ‘double fish’ symbol which represents prosperity and wealth in Vietnamese culture. The shape of the towers and its façade maximise the spectacular views of the beautiful coastal city of Da Nang for its guests and residents to enjoy from everyperspective.”
     Located between Da Nang and Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands Cocobay Towers. The project consists of twin towers rising to a height of approximately 200 metres. The development has a total gross floor area of 145,000 sq m and each tower will accommodate both a luxury hotel and a condominium for the Viceroy and Mirai brands. Beneath the towers, the podium will contain ballrooms, hotel function rooms, retail, cinemas and a wax works museum. Guests can indulge themselves in the rooftop infinity pool, sky dining experience in the 360-degree restaurant, and at the most diverse shopping hub in central Vietnam.
     The towers are connected by two 52-metre long lightly curved crystal sky bridges, that form a loop and provide a viewing gallery on the 48th floor. The feature offers tourists and guests a breath-taking experience, with panoramic views of the vast East Sea, impressive Mable Mountains, charming Co Co river and the evergreen view of two international standard golf courses for tourists and guests to emerge in.  At the height of approximately 200 metres, the Cocobay Towers Crystal Sky Bridge is the tallest crystal sky bridge in Vietnam and thought to be the world’s tallest glass-floored bridge connecting two buildings.
     The project has now entered the scheme design phase, with a fast track to construction that’s set to start in summer 2017.



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