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Vietnamese architects bag regional awards

Update: June, 27/2014 - 14:00
The Bamboo Wing restaurant in the Dai Lai Bamboo Complex by Vo Trong Nghia which won "The Building of the Year" award. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — A bamboo complex in the northern Vinh Phuc Province has won "The Building of the Year" award at the ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) Awards for Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In addition, the complex, consisting of a conference hall and a restaurant, also received the golden medal in the category of Public Amenity: Resort Building.

Designed by the renowned HCM City-based architect Vo Trong Nghia, the complex was the only architectural work in Viet Nam to win at the last year's International Architecture Awards -- a prestigious awards initiated in 2005 by Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design to honour the most outstanding architecture which has been designed and built worldwide.

While the conference hall has been designed in a very unique architectural style of a Vietnamese cottage, the restaurant, named Bamboo Wing, resembles a bird's wing. The use of bamboo is aimed at promoting the use of environmentally friendly materials.

The 9 Spa by Nguyen Hoa Hiep was given the Mention Awards – Public Amenity-Resort Building. — Photo

Many other works by Nghia and his Vo Trong Nghia Architect Studio have won international awards, including the prestigious World Architecture Festival, and FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership

His "House for Trees" creation bagged the first prize at the 5th AR House Awards 2014 in London last week.

Together with Nghia's Dai Lai Bamboo Complex, some other architectural works by Vietnamese architects have also been named as the winners of this year's ARCASIA Awards.

The 9 Spa in Khanh Hoa Province by Nguyen Hoa Hiep was given the Mention Awards – Public Amenity-Resort Building, while his The Nest also bagged the same award in the category of Single Housing for Residential Project.

The Ta Phin Community House in the Lao Cai Province by architect Hoang Thuc Hao won the Honorable Mention Award in the category of Social Responsible Architecture.

This year, the awards committee received a total of 276 entries in 10 categories. The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture is aimed at acknowledging the exemplary work done by architects in Asia. – VNS

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