deals at architecture expo
HCM CITY — More than 120
foreign and domestic architecture and construction companies are participating
in the four-day International Architecture Exhibition that opened yesterday in
Coming from over 20
countries, the participants include big names like Aedas from the UK, ONG and
Ong from Singapore, Korn from Germany, Nikkei Sekkei from Japan and Nha Vui and
Nam Long from Viet Nam.
They are displaying their
designs, models and building blueprints as well as construction materials and
real estate projects at around 500 booths in the Sai Gon International
Exhibition and Convention Center.
This first annual VIETARC,
as the exhibition is called, seeks to promote the development of the
architecture, construction and real estate markets, according to Nguyen Thu
Phong, vice chairman of the HCM City Architects Association. It also aims to
boost technology transfer from the world’s leading firms to Vietnamese
The event would help
identify Viet Nam’s potential, opportunities and challenges in the field,
VIETARC’09 will host an
international architecture forum with 17 lecturers, top domestic and
international architects sharing their expertise on several issues including
Sustainability and Urban Planning Policy, Sustainability and Architecture,
Global Architecture vs. Local Vernacular, and Living Space.
A particular focus of the
forum will be Architecture in Viet Nam – Meeting the Challenges of Tomorrow.
The VIETARC’09 is being
organised by Viet Nam and HCM City associations of architects, in co-operation
with the Gia Phuc Communication Company.
The exhibition centre is
located at 799 Nguyen Van Linh, Phu My Hung Urban Area. — VNS