FuturArc Prize 2024 Bestows the First Merit Awards in Vietnam

FuturArc Prize 2024 Bestows the First Merit Awards in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, 4 JUNE 2024 – The international Green design competition, FuturArc Prize bestowed the first awards this cycle in Vietnam on Friday, 31 May 2024 at the BCI Asia Awards gala event, held at Sheraton Saigon Grand Opera Hotel.

The competition’s theme, Architecture for Life After, asked entrants to propose architectural solutions within Asia for the continuation of life after either one or both of the following scenarios: Climate Destruction and/or Endings.

Three teams from Vietnam received Merit accolades for their proposals. The entry titled Reviving Mines – The Tan Cang Ecosystem by Hà Nhựt Anh and Nguyễn Gia Huy proposed ecological restoration for a quarry in Dong Nai Province.

Within the urban context of Hanoi, the entry titled Circulation of Life by Phạm Nguyên Hưng, Lê Xuân Vĩnh Khang, Hồ Nghiêm Thuý Quỳnh and Nguyễn Thành Tấn proposed an alternative, carbon-sequestering and circular method of burial.

The ‘ship graveyard’ at Sa Huynh fishing port, Quang Ngai Province that have become environmental hazards was envisioned to be repurposed in the entry titled Haven to Heaven by Nguyễn Chí Dũng, Phạm Dương Đăng Huy, Thạch Trần Xuân Anh and Lê Quốc Thái.

Each Merit team representative was presented with certificates, cash prize of SGD500 and will receive 1-year subscriptions to FuturArc digital magazine via FuturArc app.

Awarded entries alongside jurors’ comments will be featured in the 3rd Quarter 2023 issue of FuturArc magazine, and the full panels will also be available as an exclusive supplement on FuturArc app.

The regional awards circuit will continue with more winners to be acknowledged at various countries till September 2024.

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