|The National Assembly House of Viet Nam design has won the Grand Prize for architecture 2014. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The National Assembly House design by German company gmp International GmbH has just won the Grand Prize 2014 of the Viet Nam Architects' Association.
The jury highly appreciated the design for its actual use capacity, while blending well with the surrounding environment and other important buildings considered to be the capital's symbols such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Bac Son Martyr Monument and world heritage site Thang Long Citadel Complex.
The company, founded by Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg in 1965, now has eight more partners. At present, gmp is involved in projects in various countries such as China, Russia, Viet Nam and Italy, besides the United Arab Emirates.
As many as 26 other architectural structures have won the association's 2014 awards. Noted HCM City-based architect Vo Trong Nghia and his colleague achieved a hat-trick this year with three gold prizes in the single house category, public design category for service buildings (hotels, resorts) and another public design category (for schools and hospitals)
The HCM City-based a21 Studio led by architect Nguyen Hoa Hiep also won three prizes for their buildings in the residential house and public design categories.
The awards will be given at a ceremony to be held in Ha Noi on Saturday, while a workshop on architecture as a career in Viet Nam and its future in new era will be held on Sunday. — VNS