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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Vietnamese architect wins gold at ARCASIA Awards


A Vietnamese architecture and his Japanese teammate won the golden prize at an annual awards show held by the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) on Friday. The Gió và Nước (Wind and Water) café in Binh Duong Province … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s honored architect wins world’s best house, school


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Vietnamese architect honored for pioneering use of bamboo 


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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]