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Tropical Space delivers an innovative office building in Ho Chi Minh City

Designed with commitment to sustainability and featuring the integration of solid clay bricks, Premier Office seamlessly blends into the urban fabric of Tan Binh district.

Tropical Space delivers an innovative office building in Ho Chi Minh City

Designed by Tropical Space, Premier Office is a commercial office building for lease in the Tan Binh district of Ho Chi Minh City. While the district is notably recognised for Tan Son Nhat International Airport and several international consulates, recent years have seen a surge in impressive developments like Premier Office.

Tucked away on a serene, quiet street, this remarkable office building harnessed passive design techniques to mitigate the effects of the harsh tropical sun and torrential downpours. This involved incorporating locally familiar materials, creating a structure that resonated with both its environment and its occupants.

Premier Office by Tropical Space

Double-layered exterior

One of the defining features of Premier Office is its ingenious use of solid clay bricks. These bricks, a nod to the local architectural vernacular, were employed in an unconventional manner that captures the imagination.

The building boasts a double-layered exterior – a perforated brick ‘curtain’ that gracefully rotates at a 45-degree angle, coupled with aluminium sliding glass doors and windows set back by several metres. This innovative approach creates a buffer layer that effectively regulates heat and offers a space for flourishing greenery, evocative of gigantic planter boxes.

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Premier Office by Tropical Space

Vertical void

At the heart of Premier Office lies a substantial vertical void that traverses the seven-story building, acting as a conduit for natural light and airflow, while maintaining a comfortable interior temperature. The void effectively divides the building into two distinct blocks. 

One is dedicated to office spaces, with two open facades designed to embrace natural light and refreshing breezes, thereby reducing the need for artificial lighting and extensive cooling. The other houses essential amenities such as restrooms, storage, elevators, and staircases. 

These two blocks are seamlessly connected by corridors spanning the void, enabling fluid movement within the building. This interconnectedness, both vertically and horizontally, allows for dynamic light dispersion and spatial variation, accentuating the vibrancy of the workspace.

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Premier Office by Tropical Space

Haven of inspiration

In a city where office spaces are a second home to many, Premier Office transcends the conventional. It offers an exceptional working environment that promotes well-being, creativity, and sustainability. With its innovative design, commitment to natural elements, and a nod to tradition, Premier Office is not just a building for rent; it’s an architectural masterpiece that transforms workspaces into places of inspiration and innovation. 

Photography by Trieu Chien
design by Tropical Space
design by Tropical Space


Premier Office

Location: Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam
Architect: Tropical Space
Structural Engineer: Bach Ngoc Hoang
MEP Engineer: QCONS
Construction: Starcon company 
Date of Completion: 2022
Site area: 200 sqm
Total Floor Area: 300sqm

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