Mui Dinh in Southeast Vietnam is due to become a reference name among ASEAN integrated resorts with an ambitious development project.
Chapman Taylor, an award-winning practice of global architects and masterplanners, recently unveiled that its project for Mui Dinh Ecopark in Vietnam finally received approval from the Vietnamese government.
Set on a beautiful site on the east coast of Vietnam, Mui Dinh Ecopark is designed to reflect the key elements of the surrounding environment – sand, sea, salt and sun.
Intended as an unrivalled hospitality-led mixed-use development in Asia, the development is inspired by the rich local history of Mui Dinh, particularly that of the Cham tribal culture and architecture as well as the lost world of the last dynasty.
The area will turn into an integrated resort destination such as Bintan in Indonesia, Nusa Dua in Bali or Laguna in Phuket. Six resort hotels and a boutique hotel will provide a total of 7,000 rooms covering 1,800 acres and consist of six resort hotels, one boutique hotel, a casino, a theme park, 500 ocean-facing villas, a beach club and a mountain clubhouse.
Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio is responsible for the design masterplan for this striking coastal resort, working with local architects VO GIA.
Director Oscar Martinez said “We are delighted that the Vietnamese government has given its full support to our Masterplan and this ambitious and unique eco-development, which will transform this beautiful coastal area into a new exciting sustainable destination and give an economic boost to this region of eastern Vietnam.”
Mui Dinh is far from well-know tourist destinations, although it can be considered one of Vietnam’s hidden gems. But it could rapidly become a top destination as it combines sweeping sand dunes, lush, tropical jungle and crystal clear waters. Unique wind patterns shift the sand dunes inland and toward the coast each year, meaning the landscapes of Mui Dinh change almost daily.
When it’s complete, the Mui Dinh Ecopark will be one of the largest hospitality and leisure mixed-use developments in all of Asia. Mui Dinh is expected to help lifting living standards of locals. The resort will reside within Ninh Thuận province which is considered southern Vietnam’s poorest and least industrialized region with GDP per capita being below US$500. Most of the region’s income comes from rice production.
There is no set date so far for the opening of Mui Dinh Ecopark.