Hanoi is changing faster and faster every day. The developing city is witnessing the rise of new buildings and a rapid urban densification. Roads are widen and with them a new definition of urban space. Sidewalks, pedestrian areas and potential public spaces are spreading in this bustling city. It’s not just a physical change; the government and investors are rethinking how the city should work, making plans for its future.
In a changing city, should its people change as well? This question, along with others, will ultimately rise. Where are we going? What are the new priorities for the city? How to develop without losing the quality of the urban city center?
In Hanoi, high density is a fact. It has to be considered and maintained in order to provide space for the upcoming generations. However, we must take into consideration all the services and facilities required for a growing society.
The new housing typology modifies the norms of social interaction. Some habits are preserved, some adapt and others are pushed to disappear.
With the urban blanket, Multiply invites Hanoians to take the time to think about how they use public space and in which direction they want it to evolve. By encouraging people to use their city and invade the urban landscape, we can all help create a free and democratic environment. Create the opportunity of endless activities and exchanges.