Vietnam architects shine with Asian architecture award

September 25, 2007

Vietnam architects shine with Asian architecture award


Vo Trong Nghia and Nguyen Hoa Hiep became the first Vietnamese to win first prize at the Architects Regional Council Asia Awards in Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

The team’s award-winning structure “Wind and Water Café” was designed in cooperation with Japanese architects Sakata Minoru and Ohara Hisanori.

The bamboo café is located in Binh Duong Province and has been designed to bring cool breezes through seating areas on hot days.

In an interview with the VnExpress newswire, Nghia said the unique design, natural energy and environmentally-friendly materials made the project shine. 

In April, the work won 2nd prize at the 2007 International Bamboo Building Design Competition, held in the US.

The bi-annual Architects Regional Council Asia Awards (ARCASIA) awards encourage the development and improvement of the Asian environment and promote the awareness of the role of architecture and architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.

ARCASIA was established in 1967 with six founders – the architecture institutes of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Representatives from seventeen countries and regions now participate in the group.

Source: Thanh Nien, VnExpress, ARCASIA – Compiled by Luu Thi Hong

One Response to “Vietnam architects shine with Asian architecture award”

  1. khanhqhi Says:

    i am vietnamese, too.
    please to meet you!

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