The event was attended by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the sidelines of his three-day visit to Vietnam to cement strategic partnership between the two countries.
Addressing the ceremony, Steinmeier said that Deutsches Haus is a symbol for Vietnamese-German cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, and technology. The building, with the aim of enhancing cross-cultural exchange between Europe and the region in general and Vietnam in particular, is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
The 25-storey building consists of approximately 40,000 square metres GFA of prime office real estate and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017. Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City has all modern state-of-the-art facilities and services one would expect from a centrally located premium grade office building.
The building will be home to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, making it the go-to destination for German companies and promoting German and Vietnamese relations.
Modern German technology coupled with a high degree of sustainability will provide innovative commercial office spaces of exceptional quality. The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany has awarded Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City, as the only building on the globe, the distinction “Energy Efficiency - Made in Germany."
In addition, Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi Minh City will set a new benchmark and standard in Vietnam for the “wellness” of tenants and their employees, creating value for different workspaces.
“In the future, performance will be measured in the currency of collaboration, innovation, and presence, all enabled by technology. Employees will then see the built environment as an extension of their home and social lives, allowing them to work anytime and anywhere.
Their wellbeing will be front and centre for both employers and employees, driving growth and loyalty, respectively,”stated Elmar Dutt, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication.
The premium services featured by Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City will offer to tenants and their employees, like free high-speed Wi-Fi and power connectivity in common areas, common area seating, and public workspaces, a fitness centre with activity pool, dedicated car-driver lounge, mobile washing station for vehicles, and tenant engagement programmes.