The city of Da Nang is located in central Vietnam and consists of five districts. These districts cover a total surface area of 1,250 km² and have a total population of about one million inhabitants. The city of Da Nang, characterized by its two coastlines along the East Sea and the Han River Delta in the city center, is currently in a state of vast economic expansion and urban development.
A combination of three separate design strategies – ‘green corridor’, ‘green connections’, ‘green program’ – has resulted in one combined masterplan for the Han Delta. These strategies contain solutions for the regeneration of the river’s natural system, stronger slow connections and a sustainable built program.
The three general design strategies have been converted into the design of a masterplan for the Han river, which runs through the city center over a length of seven kilometers. At this scale, a rehabilitation of the riverbanks will be combined with a diverse program within the public space, connected by an extensive recreational network of pedestrian paths. Using these deck paths over the river and next to the riverside and the water-taxi stops, you can reach floating river nature, a floating market, a city park, an urban sport park etc. The integration of four public buildings adds to the public nature of the river as a whole: from north to south over the whole length of the river, a new opera building, waterhub building, a redesigned market hall and a concert hall will be built. The combination of a landscape and architectural design makes for a high quality and diverse riverfront. This masterplan will be the solid base to manage the rapid development of the city up to 2030
OMGEVING worked with local partners HUNI architectes (France – Vietnam, architecture), NEY&partners (Belgium – Vietnam, design market bridge), Boydens Engineering (Belgium – Vietnam, sustainability) and HYDROSCAN (Belgium, water management). OMGEVING was awarded the joint first prize for this project in the prestigious international design competition for Han Riverfront Da Nang City. The jury decided to select two laureates out of seven accepted applicants.