BIG C NHA TRANG
2014_The BigC Nha Trang is totally different from normal commercial centers, as it has to give back to the City more than it gets from them in contributing to the economic growth and in making a positive impact to the community.
For the first time in Nha Trang City totally immersed in the dense urban area, this BigC is a low-energy building, a “Lotus” green certified commercial center that will save more energy, protect the environment and give back to the people more than another similar building program. For example, on the non-buildable railway area, the project welcomes its customers by a very large public garden and a kids playground. All these spaces are totally open and free in order to serve the community and increase the quality of living as most of Vietnamese cities lack of public spaces.
This new generation of compact retail building has one of the most modern proven technologies for energy-saving:
-The building envelope has a strong insulated layer: membrane with XPS insulation for the roof and tole sandwich with rockwool insulation for the facade.
-A performant low e double-glazing combined with louvers and canopy to reduce efficiently the sun heat load.
-SRI white colors are applied on all roofs to reduce the heat island effect.
-Energy efficient Air Cond system: Ice tank (to produce the cold when power is cheaper (at night-time) will reduce the load of the power national grid), efficient HVAC equipment, Building Management System, etc.
Last but not least, the project has many other innovations: latest water treatment system, water saving solutions, water reuse for irrigation, porous concrete in the parking for soil irrigation, low-emission vehicle parking, bicycle friendly parking, recycle waste area, day lighting in the travelators and supermarket areas, etc. that will contribute to protect the environment.
Thus, it is not surprising that people felt a special emotion when they penetrated into the commercial center thanks to its green features, entering a vast retail center totally built in the modern style. Its 30.000m2 total GFA – 1 basement, 2 floors – will make it so far as one the biggest commercial centers in Nha Trang City, to serve the population of Khanh Hoa Province a large range of products.
It was built on only 14 months.
Location: Nha Trang, Vietnam
SOW: Full design
Designer: Architect DPLG Nguyen Chi Tam; Highend