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Architects design flood-proof homes

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

Hair design contest honors beauty of Vietnamese women

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 8:34 am

A hair design contest entitled “A thousand year of hairstyles” featuring Hanoi’s hairstyles from 1010 to 2010, launched June 1 and will run through August 10.

The contest will give people a chance to have a clear view of the changes Vietnamese hairstyles have gone through during various historical periods in the capital, such as the gentle and righteous hairdos of the feudal era and that of French domination, and the modernist strength Vietnamese women of the present reflected in their hairstyles.

The competition is for Vietnamese hair designers at home and abroad between 18 and 40 years of age.

The contest is divided into two categories including “Past” featuring different ways the hair was worn up, and “Present,” focusing on curly hairstyles.

Contestants must send photos of their designs and video clips, showing the process by which hairstyles are created, to the Tra Giang International Company, (located at 55 De Quai Street Tay Ho District in Hanoi), before August 10.

The final night will be held at Daewoo Hotel on August 27 and broadcast live on Vietnam TV’s VTC1 channel.

Tra Giang International Company, the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi, Selective Professional hair care products and Chihtsai Hair Care, organized the hair design contest jointly.

Source: SGGP

Citadel street design wins top prize

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Citadel street design wins top prize

QĐND – Monday, April 19, 2010, 21:30 (GMT+7)

Architect Hoang Thuc Hao has won first prize in a design contest organised by the Vietnam Architects’ Association for his project to renovate 2km of Buoi Street near the Thang Long Citadel.

The jury said Hao’s design would prompt the modern generation to show more interest in Thang Long and its historical and cultural values.

Hao said the theme is to create a new citadel wall from traditional materials, including large brick and laterite and decorate it with ornamental gardens laid out in formal patterns and filled in with annual bedding plants, plus a variety of lighting effects.

“The message conveyed is the citadel was built to defend the peaceful life of the city’s resident,” he said.

If Hao’s design became a reality, it would turn a street arc, whose main use now was for parking and garbage storage, into a beautiful space for community activities, the organising committee said.

The competition called for innovate architectural ideas to conserve and renovate cultural and historical heritage assets. Forty-nine entries were received, including several from abroad.

The organising committee said the designs would be passed on to the Hanoi People’s Committee to assess their practicality and to serve as references.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

VN engineers win first place in chipset design contest

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

Two young Vietnamese engineers have won the top honor in a prestigious Japanese chipset design contest called “Large Scale Integrated (LSI).”

Vietnamese engineers Luyen Duc Hanh ( L) and Tran Thi Hong recently beat out 26 international teams to win a chipset design contest in Japan (Photo: SGGP)

Tran Thi Hong and Luyen Duc Hanh, known as the “Little Chickens” team, are members of the Integrated Circuit Design Research & Education Center (ICDREC) under Vietnam National University Technology Park (VNU-ITP).

The pair, in their first ever participation in the event, defeated 26 international teams comprised of 103 members from several Asian countries to win top spot.

Hong came alone to Japan to take part in the contest, in Okinawa, while Hanh assisted via the Internet. 

Ngo Duc Hoang, director of ICDREC, said contestants were tasked with designing a computer chip to transmit information. Hong designed the chip in two different ways with assistance from Hanh, which impressed the judges and secured their first-place finish.

LSI, an annual competition for post-graduates from the Asia-Pacific region, was initiated in 1997 by Kyushu Emiconductor Innovation in Japan. Three top teams were selected for the finals.

Hong is from a poor family in the central province of Quang Tri, but despite the odds, she never gave up on her studies, proving that Vietnamese engineers can rival their foreign counterparts.

Source: SGGP

Hung Vuong tower design contest ends

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2009 at 10:12 am

The award ceremony of the first ever Hung Vuong tower design contest was held in Hanoi November 4.

Hung Kings Temple historical site in the nothern province of Phu Tho.

Three A Prizes were given to architects Doan Duc Viet and Nguyen Manh Tuan, architect Pham Son Tung and his colleagues, and architect Le Trung Hieu of Vietnam Work Architecture.

Launched one year ago, the organizers, including the People’s Committee of Phu Tho Province and Vietnam Architect Association, received 18 designs for the historical Hung Kings Temple site.

Following the success of the first contest, the second competition was initiated on the same occasion, said Nguyen Tien Khoi, chairman of the organization committee.

The Hung Vuong tower is to be built on Mom Ga Hill, three kilometers from the Hung Kings Temple site, where relics from the Hung Kings period are kept. The hill, itself, is the best place to view the historical site and its surroundings.


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FuturArc Contest fuels green design

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2008 at 11:30 am

HCM CITY — Eco-friendly architects and architecture students have a shot at S$33,000 (US$24,000) from the FuturArc Award, an international contest for green construction design.

Organised annually by the magazine FuturArc, with sponsorship from software leader Autodesk and support from the Viet Nam Green Building Council, the contest offers two ways to take home the prize this year.

First, candidates may design an office building and urban park on a real plot of land west of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Second, they can create a community center for a green future in their home country, presenting the form, space and activities suitable to the project synopsis, construction site and local climate.

An international judging panel of green building experts will choose the winners based on their strategy and use of green technology towards a user-friendly architecture in line with their sociocultural background.

Dr Kishnani, of the National University of Singapore and head of the judging panel, said: “The FuturArc Award has become an optimal platform for Green aspiration in the region. Last year’s event drew large numbers of candidates sending in a diversity of creative entries.”

He said he hoped more candidates would enter the contest this year. Proposals should be consistent with what FuturArc calls the Green Component: that touch of environmental friendliness.

The FuturArc Award was launched by BCI Group via FuturArc to inspire architects and building experts to draft eco-friendly design initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region.

The online registration form is available at The deadline is Dec 12, 2008, with the winner announced on March 31, 2009. The cash prize will be presented at a later awards ceremony. —