|The miniature of Sydney’s Opera House in Australia at the Thanh Hà Terra Cotta Park. —VNA/VNS Trần Thanh Giang|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Urban Planning and Development Association has announced the winners of the 2016 architect awards.
The winners include Nguyễn Hoàng Mạnh, Architect of the Year, and Thanh Hà Terra Cotta Park, Building of the Year.
Mạnh, born in 1970, is from Phan Thiết City. He graduated from HCM City’s Architecture University. He has won several Vietnamese and international awards, including the Top 10 Architects BCI Asia with the Vũng Tàu Express Ship Harbour in 2005 and the runner-up prize at the International Baku Architecture Award 2015 with Naman Retreat Pure Spa.
Thanh Hà Terra Cotta Park, in the centre of the Thanh Hà ancient pottery village, in the central province of Quảng Nam, covers a total area of 6,000sq.m and has a series of miniatures of famous architectural works of Việt Nam and wonders of the world that are made of terra cotta. They include the Nhà Rồng Wharf, the ancient town of Hội An, President Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum (Việt Nam) and the Colosseum (Italy), as well as the Egyptian pyramids (Egypt) and the Statue of Liberty (the United States).
These awards honour architects with excellent works and new valuable architecture buildings, according to the Việt Nam Urban Planning and Development Association. The awards were introduced in 2012. — VNS