HCMC University of Architecture wins two first Loa Thanh prizes

The Vietnam Federation of Civil Engineering Associations in co-ordination with the Ministry of Construction, the Vietnam Association of Architects and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union yesterday presented Loa Thanh Awards to 48 winners at Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Ha Noi.
Student Le Kien Quoc's project of ornamental tree in Sa Dec district ( Photo: SGGP)
Student Le Kien Quoc's project of ornamental tree in Sa Dec district ( Photo: SGGP)
The organizer has selected 48 prizes amongst 114 entries from 23 universities nationwide including four first prizes, 19 second prizes and 25 third prizes.

According to the organizers, the quality of participant projects is improve gradually and the idea of design is from real social demand. Especially, this year, architecture schools in the south captured high prize thanks to their innovation.
The award showcases the talents of the best fifth-year architecture students from Vietnam’s schools of architecture. The University of Architecture in HCMC won two first prizes. Student Tang Vinh Anh Duy of the school won the prize with project “ Semi-desert natural south-central coastal museum” with negative space of sandy hills, the design falling in line with nature , giving impression to viewers.

Student Le Kien Quoc won the competition with ornamental tree in Sa Dec District in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap representing specific space of local wharf.
Amongst second prizes, the project “ Museum without number “ of student Dang Tran Con of Construction school in the Central Vietnam is also impressive.
Annual Loa Thanh Award is the competition organized for students who specialize in civil engineering and architecture by Vietnamese Association for Civil Engineering, Vietnamese Association for Architects, Central Board of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Construction. The competition aims to improve training quality in architecture and construction.

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