Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Asia’s leading construction solution provider BCI at a ceremony held on Friday in HCM City gave awards to the top 10 Vietnamese architectural firms and property developers.
The portfolios of the architecture firms contain US$4.9 billion worth of property construction projects which are expected to start this year.
The BCI Asia Top 10 Architects for 2017 were given to Alinco Ltd, Baumschlager Eberle Asean Co Ltd, DAC - Vietnam Architectural Design and Consultancy Company, Dark Horse Architecture Co Ltd, GK Archi Co Ltd, HTT Group – Hồ Thiệu Trị Architect & Associates, NQH Architects Co Ltd, Plan Add Vietnam Co Ltd, PTW Vietnam Co Ltd and TTA-Partners Construction Architecture JSC (TTAP).
The BCI Asia Top 10 Developers Awards for 2017 were presented to Đất Xanh Real Estate Service and Construction JSC, FLC Group, Hưng Thịnh Real Estate Business Investment Corporation, Novaland Investment Group Corporation, Phát Đạt Real Estate Development Corporation, Phú Mỹ Hưng Development Corporation, Sun Group, Tân Hoàng Minh Group, Việt Hưng Urban Development & Investment Company (VIHAJICO), and Vingroup.
The awards aim to encourage socially responsible architecture and serve as a platform for domestic and international networking by elite architecture firms, property developers, manufacturers and service providers.
Around 150 architects, designers, senior executives and leading professionals in the building and property development industry were presented with the FuturArc Green Leadership Award and FuturArc Prize 2017.Currently in its tenth year, FuturArc Prize, Asia’s foremost Green building design competition, has been established as a renowned platform where innovative ideas pour in from professionals and students globally. Six winning designs have been selected this year for residential or commercial developments in an Asian city.
There are two winners and two merits from Việt Nam.
Bùi Quang Vũ and his team has won the first place for their Professional entry titled Urban Plug-In Module, which details the stitching together of landscape, building and hydrology at the scale of building elements, architecture, neighbourhood and city.
The second place in the Student category goes to Trần Duy Tân’s team for The Forgotten Network, with the concept of industrial-scale urban farming that utilises unused water towers.
Bùi Dương Khang Kiều and his team received a merit award in the Student category for their entry You Feed Me To Feed Your Future, which offers a restored lake environment with a symbiotic relationship between humans, commercial buildings and space.
Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn’s team also received merit in the Student category. Their project, Cost to Make More, recognises the need for clean water supply, especially around industrial areas in Bangladesh. Their design seeks to create a model that is able to alleviate the contaminated water situation, as well as improve the lives of workers and the sustainable development of the city.
An independent panel of international jurors sat through a thorough review process and selected a total of six winning teams (three from the Professional category; three from the Student category) and 10 merit recipients (in teams).
Ceremonies for the 13th BCI Asia Top Award were also held in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. — VNS