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ASPECT Studios formally launches studio in Ho Chi Minh City

Date: 3月 07, 2023
Category: Studio News
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ASPECT Studios have strengthened our commitment to working in Vietnam with the formal launch of our Ho Chi Minh City based studio.
Building on our One Studio approach, the local knowledge and culture represented by our Ho Chi Minh City Studio will complement our global design expertise and experience in delivering purposeful landscape architecture, public spaces and urban design. Marking the thirtieth anniversary year of ASPECT Studios, and the fiftieth year of diplomatic relations, trade and partnership between Australia and Vietnam, this new studio is the tenth for our practice, joining studios in Australia, China, the Middle East and more recently the UK.
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L/R - Dominic Balasuriya (Economic Consul) with Chris Razzell, Ivan Ross, Quan Nguyen and Maarten Buijs of ASPECT Studios

We have been working in the Vietnam since 2019, designing and collaborating on such local projects as September 23rd Park (Central Park), a 16-hectare public park built on the site of a former colonial railway station, and the multistage development AquaCity for Novaland.

Trent Davies, Global Victoria
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Chris Razzell, Chair, ASPECT Studios

To mark the official opening event, Dominic Balasuriya, Economic Consul for Australia in Vietnam, and Trent Davies, Senior Director, Trade and Investment at Global Victoria, joined ASPECT Studios Chair Chris Razzell, local Studio Director Quan Nguyen, Global Design Director Sacha Coles, and other ASPECT board members and leading members of the Executive team as we held a celebration and networking event with our valued local clients, collaborators and key members of the local Government.

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L/R - Jordan Bates, Sacha Coles, Tamsin McLean of ASPECT Studios

Speaking after the launch, Quan Nguyen said; “We believe that ASPECT’s unique approach is ideally suited to working in the Vietnamese market. In assembling our team here, we have created a great mix of local and international talent.

“The practice will continue to work across a range of purpose led project types and scales across the country, maintaining its diverse portfolio to work with clients who will share our values and ethos, and who desire high quality design outcomes.”

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The APSECT Studios team in HCMC

Ivan Ross, ASPECT Studios CEO, said, “The establishment of our Ho Chi Minh City studio marks the latest chapter in our exciting journey as we continue to develop our portfolio of purpose orientated work across the world.

“Over the past decade and a half, we have grown from Australia to become a true international practice, now with ten studios around the world. We have been working in Vietnam for a number of years, and this latest studio reaffirms our commitment to both the market and our likeminded clients in the region”.

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