Ha Noi, Vietnam
Celebrating the art of fashion, Lega Fashion Center in Ho Chi Minh City offers a space where the industry's most creative minds can establish their boutique shops and showcase their latest creations. Organized around an finely shaped atrium, a circulation path on each level of retail provides a venue for fashion models to catwalk among the visitors and potential fashion clientele. The most prominent of these catwalks terminate on a part of the building that overhangs over the public sidewalk with an iconic view of downtown. Casual settings for lecture, presentation, and socialization are located strategically to promote the exchange of ideas on fashion design. Above the public levels, professional offices are stacked to form the high-rise tower clad with an innovative system of custom metal and glass panels that derives its aesthetic from woven textile arts.