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Student architects top design contest

Update: November, 01/2013 - 08:54
The jury board includes Danish Ambassador John Nielsen, Vietnamese architect Pho Duc Tung, Nguyen Huu Thai and Danish architect Hans Peter Hagens.— Photo Hien Do

HA NOI (VNS)— An architecture plan to renovate popular backpacker destination Vinh Bui Vien Street in HCM City, has claimed the top prize at the Talent Prize architecture contest sponsored by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF).

The project was completed by a group of a young architects, including Nguyen Phuoc Vinh (born 1988) and two architecture students Phan Thi Khanh An and Hoang Huu Gia Han. The group will embark on a one-week visit to Denmark in early 2014 to mix with local architects.

The project Reviving Ship Dock at Ancient Bao Vinh Quarter in the central city of Hue, was the audience's choice for the prize.

Themed "Architectural Ideas for Improving Urban Spaces" and open only to people under 39 years old, the contest received 39 entries renovating Vietnamese areas into more attractive public spaces.

The jury board includes Danish Ambassador John Nielsen, Vietnamese architect Pho Duc Tung, Nguyen Huu Thai and Danish architect Hans Peter Hagens. — VNS

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