Hanoi, 28 September 2023 – Today Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (“Techcombank” or the “Bank”) announced the opening of two new buildings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (“HCMC”) that will serve as the Bank’s headquarters.
Located in the heart of Hanoi and HCMC’s bustling business districts, the two world-class, energy efficient buildings are wholly owned and developed by Techcombank. The unveiling of its new headquarters comes as Techcombank celebrates its 30th anniversary year and confirms its position among the leading banks in Asia.
The two buildings were designed by the world-renowned architectural firm, Foster + Partners, and are the first buildings designed by the firm to be opened in Vietnam.
Each building has a unique design that reflects the historic and cultural heritage of their city. Inside, open designs aim to bring people together to facilitate collaboration and innovation.
Mr. Ho Anh Ngoc, Vice Chairman of Techcombank, said: “These fantastic new buildings embody Techcombank’s vision to ‘Change Banking, Change Lives’. They bring together outstanding design with modern technology to create two new iconic financial buildings for Hanoi and HCMC and push the boundaries in sustainability. The Techcombank Tower in Hanoi is a wonderful synergy of tradition and modernity, while our building in HCMC is an embodiment of modern, sophisticated architecture.”
The Techcombank Tower Headquarters at 6 Quang Trung, Hanoi is located strategically at the city’s epicentre and was designed around the theme “Future in the Old Town tradition”. The building elegantly melds traditional Vietnamese materials with modern architectural design, epitomised by its main façade of interlaced wooden panels set against a vibrant golden backdrop.
The Techcombank Head Office at 23 Le Duan, HCMC, is in a prime location in the heart of District 1 and has a design that is reflective of the city’s “dynamic and constant movement”. The building is designed as two stacked Rubik’s blocks, with glass windows across 20 storeys and a large internal atrium that ensures natural sunlight fills the building during the day. At night the building’s interior lighting transforms Techcombank Le Duan into a sparkling crystal.
Jens Lottner, CEO of Techcombank, said: “Our headquarters are now in two world-class financial buildings in prime locations in Hanoi and HCMC that all our employees can be proud of. The designs by Foster + Partners have created open and collaborative working environments that will encourage innovation and the sharing of ideas. Each building will help to empower our people so that they can better serve our customers, while also contributing to the sustainable development of Hanoi and HCMC.”
Techcombank’s new headquarters offers employees an excellent working environment comparable with modern buildings found in other global financial centres. Their design incorporates open workspaces and modern amenities that reflects the Bank’s strong commitment to creating the best working conditions for its people.
In 2022 and 2023, Techcombank became the first Vietnamese bank to run Overseas Talent Roadshows when it visited Singapore, United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to recruit Vietnamese-born talents to return to the country and join the bank. In September 2023, Techcombank also became the first and only Vietnamese bank to be named in the top 11 of “Best workplaces in Asia 2023” by the Great Place to Work (GPTW), a leading global organization that assesses workplace culture. It is a testament to Techcombank’s relentless efforts on its 30-year journey of development to invest in its people and create a working environment and culture that empower them to achieve their full potential.
“With modern amenities, sustainable design, and workspaces that foster creativity and collaboration, we now have head offices that truly reflect the Bank’s dedication to excellence”, concluded Jens Lottner.
The opening of the two new buildings was celebrated by immersive digital art exhibitions designed to showcase Vietnam’s cultural heritage. At the Techcombank Tower in Hanoi a collection of digital artworks was displayed that represented the synergy of Heritage x Future that is embodied in the building’s design. At the Techcombank Tower Saigon, the exhibition connected Architecture – Nature – People in a way that expressed the endless energy and dynamism of HCMC.
The two exhibitions are the largest digital art installations to be shown in Vietnam and are a collaboration between Viet Tu, a master stage director and event organizer, and the leading visual artist Tung Monkey.
Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank) is one of the largest joint stock banks in Vietnam, and a leading bank in Asia, with a vision to Change Banking, Change Lives. The Bank pursues a proven customer-centric strategy in providing a broad range of retail and corporate banking solutions and services to help financially empower its customers. Techcombank has over 12.2 million retail and corporate customers, which it serves through a market-leading digital banking platform and mobile app, and an extensive network of transaction service outlets at locations across Vietnam. The Bank’s ecosystem approach, cocreated through partnerships in multiple key economic sectors, adds further scale and differentiation in one of the fastest growing markets in the world.