Imperial Citadel designs receive top honours

Update: June, 25/2014 - 08:25

HA NOI (VNS) — Six architectural designs have named as the best options for the conservation of the historical site at 18 Hoang Dieu Street, Ha Noi.

The entrants were short listed through a contest launched by the Centre for Thang Long-Ha Noi Heritage Conservation, to uphold values of the site belonging to the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long- Ha Noi.

Within three months, organisers received 24 entries from 23 different architecture firms at home and abroad. The top six designs were put on public display at the Centre's headquarters at 19C Hoang Dieu Street ahead of the official awarding ceremony yesterday.

There was no first prize awarded, with designs by Studio Milou Singapore Pte Ltd and a joint venture between the Viet Nam National Institute of Architecture and Boydens Engineering Viet Nam sharing second prize. A third prize went to a joint project between the Consultant and Investment Construction No 36 and the Cultural Works Designing and Building Joint-Stock Co. The other three designs received consolation prizes.

The designs were required to compile schemes to preserve the historical site whilst ensuring the architecture blended in with surrounding structures. The move aims to construct a cultural and historical park within the Imperial Citadel in the long run and facilitate public activities. — VNS