HCM CITY (VNS)— Third-year students of architecture at six universities have been invited to participate in a contest to design houses that can cope with climate change and disasters.
Contestants should design houses that cost less than VND100 million (US$5,000) to build. Construction materials should help save water and energy and reduce waste.
Entrants must register by December 15. Only students at HCM City University of Architecture, HCM City University of Technology, Van Lang University, HCM City University of Technology and Education, Ton Duc Thang University and Can Tho University are eligible to participate.
The winners will be declared on April 9, with the first prize being a trip to Thailand for the Thailand Architect Fair 2013, the opportunity to help Habitat for Humanity Thailand with the construction of a housing site and a cash prize of US$1,200.
The winner's design will also be used to build homes in a disaster-stricken area.
The contest was launched by Habitat for Humanity Vietnam (HHV) and Thai business group SCG. — VNS