Dai Lai resort puts golf courses into operation

The Hong Hac Dai Lai JSC on May 16 officially put into use a 9-standard-hole golf course and an 18-hole miniature putting course in the five-star Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in the northern Vinh Phuc province, with the aim of providing customers with professional experience. According to the company’s General Director Le Thi Van Anh, the inauguration of the two golf courses is a part of the company’s plan to develop the resort into the largest entertainment complex in Vietnam. The company will continue expanding and perfecting services to better meet consumers’ demand, she added. On this occasion, the Flamingo Golf Open 2015 was organised at the resort. The Flamingo Dai Lai Resort was listed in the Top 10 Hotels and Resorts of 2014 on December 24 by DESIGNBOOM, the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. The resort is described as a residential retreat for city dwellers to enjoy their weekends in a more natural environment … [Read more...]

Vinh Phuc’s resort named in world’s top 10 resorts

VGP - Flamingo Dai Lai Resort was listed among the Top 10 Hotels and Resorts of 2014 by DESIGNBOOM, the world’s first and renowned digital architecture and design magazine. In 2014, the high-ranking complex also won a gold medal and the Building of the Year title at the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Awards, the FuturArc Green Leadership Prize, the US’s Green Good Design and International Architecture Awards (IAA) for the two bamboo structures, Dai Lai conference hall and Bamboo Wing. The Flamingo Dai Lai Resort, a residential retreat located 50 kilometers from Ha Noi, is described as the place for city dwellers to enjoy their weekends in a more natural environment, as it is located in the middle of forests between Dai Lai Lake and the surrounding mountains. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

Vietnam ranks in emerging hotspot list

The Hoai River in Hoi An ancient town.

VN ranks in emerging hotspot list Viet Nam is one of the world's 25 best countries to visit next year, according to US travel site Fodor. It ranks 20th on the Go List 2015, which is based on a number of criteria like emerging hot spots, valued destinations, locations that will host special events in 2015, and are suitable for every type of traveller. "Come for historic but fast-changing cities and stunning landscapes – and fabulous food," it says about Viet Nam. It adds that the 40th anniversary of the end of the war in 2015 is the perfect time for tourists to explore the "energetic cities from Ha Noi to Hoi An to HCM City which buzz with enticing restaurants and hotels while temples, colonial buildings, and markets retain their classic charm. "New options help you explore beyond Viet Nam's cities, whether you are overnight on a boat in Ha Long Bay or see the towns and rice paddies of the Mekong Delta on a river cruise or by bicycle. Wherever you travel, the true … [Read more...]

Flamingo Dai Lai listed in world’s Top 10 Hotels and Resorts

Flamingo Dai Lai Resort was listed in the Top 10 Hotels and Resorts of 2014 on December 24 by DESIGNBOOM, the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. The 10 hotels and resorts selected are incredibly diverse in form and unique in materials and production techniques, providing guests with a tranquil and calming temporary residence. Flamingo Dai Lai Resort was described as a residential retreat for city dwellers to enjoy their weekends in a more natural environment with cultural and sports events as well as high class services. In 2014, the complex also won a gold medal and the Building of the Year title at the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Awards, the FuturArc Green Leadership Prize, the US’s Green Good Design and International Architecture Awards for the two bamboo structures within it, Dai Lai conference hall and Bamboo Wing, both designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia. Located one hour away from Hanoi in … [Read more...]

Award-winning

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A photo features the 9 Spa in Khanh Hoa Province. Designed by architect Nguyen Hoa Hiep, the construction was given the Mention Awards - Public Amenity: Resort Building at the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) Awards for Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Another his creation - The Nest - also bagged the same award in the category of Single Housing for Residential Project. Other works by Vietnamese architects also won prizes, including the Dai Lai Bamboo Complex by Vo Trong Nghia, which won "The Building of the Year" and the golden medal in the category of Public Amenity: Resort Building. The Ta Phin Community House in the Lao Cai Province by architect Hoang Thuc Hao won the Honorable Mention Award in the category of Social Responsible Architecture. - Photo kienviet.net … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architects bag regional awards

The 9 Spa by Nguyen Hoa Hiep was given the Mention Awards - Public Amenity-Resort Building. - Photo kienviet.net

The Bamboo Wing restaurant in the Dai Lai Bamboo Complex by Vo Trong Nghia which won "The Building of the Year" award. - Photo archdaily.com HA NOI (VNS) - A bamboo complex in the northern Vinh Phuc Province has won "The Building of the Year" award at the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) Awards for Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition, the complex, consisting of a conference hall and a restaurant, also received the golden medal in the category of Public Amenity: Resort Building. … [Read more...]

Then-and-now photos of Hue relics on display

Jewellery artifacts on display in Hanoi A four-month exhibition at Hanoi's National History Museum is showcasing almost 140 priceless pieces of ancient Vietnamese jewellery. Opened on August 30, the exhibition hopes to help domestic and international visitors improve their understandings of the development of Vietnamese aesthetics throughout the different periods of its history. The display includes pieces dating back to the prehistoric cultures of Dong Son, Sa Huynh, and Oc Eo, shaped from materials ranging from crystal, stone, and gems to metal and even bone. One of its highlights is a rare collection of royal Nguyen dynasty gold, silver, jade, ivory, and tortoiseshell jewellery. The workmanship of these pieces represents the peak of the jeweller's craft. National History Museum Deputy Director Nguyen Dinh Chien noted the exhibition's pieces are selected from thousands of years ago right up until the early 20th century. Then-and-now photos of Hue relics on display A … [Read more...]

Dai Lai Conference Hall wins Int’l Architecture Award

(VOV) - Vo Trong Nghia Architects' Dai Lai Conference Hall designs were included in the winners of the 2013 International Architecture Awards. Dolphin Plaza wins 2012 Architecture first prize This is the sixth time the company has been recognised by these prestigious awards. Vo Trong Nghia Architects have already won acclaim from the 2013 World Architecture Festival (WAF), FuturArc Prize, and FuturArc Green Leadership. Its past achievements include two Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) awards and two WAF first prizes, raising the international profile of Vietnamese architecture. The International Architecture Awards were launched by the Chicago Athenaeum's Museum of Architecture and Design in 2005 and aim to honour outstanding design in architecture all over the world. … [Read more...]

Natural design

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A local architect famous for his bamboo designs wants to popularize buildings made of all-natural materials. Elip Café, a mostly-bamboo design by Vo Trong Nghia and his partners in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City Award-winning architect Vo Trong Nghia says the best building designs use nature to their advantage. Nghia's Wind and Water Café - which is built almost entirely of bamboo and uses a central pond as a natural air conditioner - was selected as one of 2008's Best Global Designs at the International Architecture Awards last month. "For me, the award is important because it acknowledges that I'm moving in the right direction, in line with modern architectural trends," says Nghia, winner of more than 10 national and international architecture awards. He describes the ideal contemporary design movements as those that are "open and close to nature with environment-friendly and unrefined materials." He says that while the rich can easily buy all natural things or experience … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect honored for pioneering use of bamboo 

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Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia has once again received global recognition, the World Architecture News (WAN) naming his company one of the top 21 architectural firms of the 21st century. Nghia, famous for his bamboo designs, won the WAN "21 for 21" Award for his "masterpieces of thoughtful design and engineering," the panel of leading architects said on the WAN website. A certificate was handed to him in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25. The panel praised Nghia's "intelligent use of natural materials." Judge Patrick Schumacher from the UK's Zaha Hadid Architects said Nghia's designs are "finding forms true to material which has enabled them to create light forms with influences of scientific vernacular," a premise that other architectural practices can learn from. Nghia, who earned his master's degree in Japan, wrote in his proposal, "Bamboo is the green material of the 21st century due to its excellent CO2 absorbability and the higher rebirth ability of bamboo forests in … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect wins golden prize at regional contest

The Bamboo Dome Binh Duong design. Photo: chinhphu

An eco-friendly design of Vietnamese architecture Vo Trong Nghia and his partner Nishizawa Shunri from Japan won a golden prize of the Architects Regional Council Asia (Arcasia). The design, Bamboo Dome Binh Duong, is honoured in the field of "Public amenity: Resort buildings", the judging board announced on Aug. 21 in the central city of Da Nang. The massive structure, called the Water and Wind Café, is located in the southern province of Binh Duong. Built with natural and local materials, especially bamboo, the cafe offers an opening space at the very top that allows daylight to stream through. This year, the Arcasia Awards for Architecture was judged in Vietnam on the occasion of Da Nang's hosting of the 32 nd Arcasia meeting from Aug. 16-17 and the 16 th Arcasia Forum from Aug. 19-20. Source: VNA … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect wins golden prize of ARCASIA

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia and his partner Nishizawa Shunri from Japan won a golden prize in the "Public Amenity - Resort Building" category at the Architects Regional Council Asia (Arcasia) Awards 2011-2012 anounced in Da Nang on 19 August. They won the top prize for their Binh Duong Bamboo Dome design - a 30-feet high structure they built for the Gió và Nước (wind and water) café in Binh Duong Province. The bamboo frame at the café allows daylight to stream inside but does not let the area get too hot. Most of the structure is built from local materials. … [Read more...]

16th Architects Regional Council Asia Forum concludes

The 16th Architects Regional Council Asia Forum (ARCASIA) titled "Asian cities in the 21st century" concluded in Da Nang city in Hanoi on August 19. Deputy PM attends Asian Architects Forum in Danang At the forum, architects from the Asian region focused on assessing the situation of urban areas in Asian countries. Delegates also discussed the negative impacts of global climate change on urban development as well as devising measures to overcome the aftermath of natural disasters. The development trends of modern urban architecture in Asia in which advanced technologies and cultural identities are considered the keys to success in socio-economic development were also a feature of the forum. Emphasis was also placed on the need to develop architecture in harmony with the environment. Participants focused on sharing experiences in preserving and promoting the values of architecture and the cultural heritages of Asian nations. Architect Nguyen Quoc Thong, Vice President of the … [Read more...]

Regional architects urged to improve their cooperation

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on Aug. 18 urged architect associations around Asia to foster cooperation around the challenges facing regional urban development in Asian nations. He made the suggestion at the Architects Regional Council Asia's 16th forum, which opened in the central city of Da Nang on Aug. 18, with the attendance of about 700 architects from 18 countries. According to Hai, Asia was seeing high urbanisation rates with dynamic economies, and regional cities were contributing up to 80 percent of regional economic growth. … [Read more...]

Architects Regional Council Asia’s 16th forum opens in Da Nang

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The government of Vietnam is encouraging localities to do research and apply management and development models of modern cities in line with Vietnam's reality, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the Architects Regional Council Asia's 16th forum, which opened in Da Nang on 18 August. Around 700 architects from 17 member countries of the Asian Architects Council attended. The opening ceremony of ARCASIA 16th forum … [Read more...]

VN’s Government recognises urban challenges

Vietnam's urban areas are facing many challenges such as rapid population growth, a widening gap between the rich and the poor, environmental pollution and climate change, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. Addressing the 16 th Forum of Asian Architects (ARCASIA) in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 18, Deputy PM Hai said the Vietnamese Government has advocated a combination of sustainable economic growth with environmental protection. The Prime Minister had approved plans for the country's urban development until 2025 and vision to 2050 with the target of gradually completing Vietnam 's urban system under the model of urban networks with a modern and synchronous socio-technical infrastructure, a good quality urban environment and a rich identity and advanced urban architecture, he said. … [Read more...]

Deputy PM attends Asian Architects Forum in Danang

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The Government of Vietnam is encouraging localities to apply development models of modern urban management to the real situation in Vietnam, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the 16th Architects Regional Council Asia forum (ARCASIA) which opened in Danang city on August 18. Mr Hai asked Asian architects to help the Vietnamese Government devise appropriate solutions to ensure sustainable development goals. Under the theme "Asian cities in the 21 st century", Asian architects shared experiences in handling such issues as economic, cultural, social affairs as well as coping with natural calamities caused by climate change in the 21 st century. Participants also exchanged ideas on the trend of new urban planning and development in Asia, and how to preserve the values of sustainable architecture projects which are friendly to the environment and cope with natural disasters. Present at the two-day forum were President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), … [Read more...]