Beautiful Vietnam
Vietnamese architect wins global award
  • | VOV | October 04, 2014 08:56 AM

Architect Vo Trong Nghia was among first 16 award winners at the World Architecture Festival being held in Singapore on October 1-3.

Nghia’s company won the award for its “House for Trees” project at the “House” category.

The special house’s design offers an inspiring solution to growing pollution and shortage of green space in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 

This is the first project in Vietnam built with a bamboo concrete formwork.

This year’s festival attracted 200 projects from 50 countries in the world competing at 20 main categories. Many world’s leading architecture companies took part in the competition, such as Zaha Haid Architects, OMA, Foster + Partners, BIG, Woods Bagot, KPF and Farrells.

With “Architects and the City” as the overarching theme for this year’s main conference sessions, the festival focuses on the contributions architects can make to cities and how they affect – and are affected by – politics, infrastructure, planning communities and technology.

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