U-Sea City, Privater Bauherr, Nha Trang, Vietnam - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

U-Sea City

"Nichts auf der Welt ist so weich und nachgiebig wie das Wasser. Und doch bezwingt es das Harte und Starke."
Lao Tse, “Tao Te King”

“U-Sea City” is a district near the center of the coastal city of Nha Trang. The plot, between the river delta and the sea, is cut through by a meandering network of development, reminiscent of a river course branching out. There are hotel, apartments and an exclusive residential area embedded in-between. As on built-up islands, green elevated levels offer space for shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

Client Privater Bauherr
Location Nha Trang, Vietnam
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Christoph Cellarius, Lotte Cellarius, Eduardo Costa, Florian Götze, Enrique Lacherre, Luan Le, Berhold Scharrer, Karl-Friedrich Horrer, Hoang Vu Lan, Khuong Hoang Hai, Nguyen Hung Viet, Nguyen Khanh Tan, Nguyen Viet Hung, Tran Duc

Arup Vietnam Ltd., Space Engineering Co, Transform

Status In progress
Dimension 238.000 m²

Narrative Spaces



As moderators of the design

process, we mediate bet-
ween reality
and possi-
bility, using architecture
to signify the elements of the narrative.





  • Deutsches Architektur Jahrbuch 2011/12, Peter Cachola Schmal, Christina Gräwe, Prestel Verlag, 2011
  • Baukultur im Wertewandel, Grohe AG, FORUM Zeitschriften, 2011

Own Publications

  • Hospitality Development, Prof. Dr. Burkhard von Freyberg, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2010