Diamond Crown Hai Phong (Vietnam) – a new architectural masterpiece of Asia

5 May 2022 by Business Traveller Asia Pacific
Diagrid is associated with the Diamond Crown project by DOJILAND

Diamond Crown Hai Phong will mark a new milestone for Vietnam’s real estate. This reinforced concrete diagrid building is a form rarely found in Asia, and its ambition reflects a period of new and exciting development for Hai Phong, a city with a thriving economy.

Nestled in the centre of Hai Phong, the biggest port city of North Vietnam, the new development has two main blocks: the One Signature Tower and The U-shaped residential building.

A diagrid is a unique architecture of diagonally intersected formed from building materials such as metal, concrete, wooden beams. A combination of two words: diagonal and grid, unlike an outriggers structure, diagrids are built on the outer part of the building allowing more stability and space within. Additionally, architects in the 21st century have inspired design concepts that are diversely free-form and unlimited in their geometric designs, allowing them endless possibilities.

High-tech architecture

Around the world, Diagrid is widely known through works of the high-tech architecture movement. Some examples are 30 St Mary Axe (London), Hearst Tower (Manhattan), Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower (Tokyo)…

By eliminating vertical columns and seamlessly conquering the curves, diagrid allows flexibility in the design of the interior space.

Flexible precast concrete sections allow them to fit perfectly in the structure’s geometric design.

Diamond Crown Hai Phong draws its inspiration from Neo-Futuristic designs that incorporate sleek LED lighting and dynamic programming in line with its overall concept to be as splendid as a giant diamond crown.

When the sun sets, each unit from this building resembles a sparkling diamond, shining bright throughout the city.

Evolution: When art, jewellery and architecture meet

Currently, under construction, Diamond Crown Hai Phong will both exhibit a more efficient frame and an aesthetically dominant and expressive demeanor.

From a sustainable structure to its outstanding bearing capacity, Diamond Crown Hai Phong will be an iconic building of lasting value.

In addition to giving Diamond Crown Hai Phong an iconic appearance, the diagrid structure also brings an ideal living space where owners can touch and feel the values of jewellery-making art in architecture.

Developer DOJILAND’s ambition in creating its jewellery crown, Diamond Crown Hai Phong, has been realised and affirmed by the talent of the leading architect, Massimo Mercurio. He is among the top 31 best architects in the world, six-time winner of MUSE Design Awards.

With its breakthrough concept and complex diagrid structure, Diamond Crown Hai Phong received the “Best Luxury Residence and Hotel Iconic Design Award”, earning DOJILAND the prestigious title of “Best Luxury Developer” at the DOT Property Vietnam Awards 2021. It also won the Vietnam People’s Choice Award for Project of the Year 2021.

A method unlike anything else in the country, the diagrid system would be a significant statement in the city of Hai Phong, and make DOJILAND’s project a first of its kind in Vietnam.


From a sustainable structure to its outstanding bearing capacity, Diamond Crown Hai Phong will be an iconic building of lasting value

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