​Vietnamese architects win international acclaim

By Minh Trang   November 7, 2021 | 07:00 pm PT
Seven Vietnamese entries, including a villa in HCMC and a house in Hoi An Town, have won awards at the 2021 Architecture MasterPrize.

MIA Design Studio's Villa Tan Dinh was among the winners in the Residential Architecture - Single Family category. The architect team that built the 300-square-meter villa in Ho Chi Minh City's District 3 said the principal concept was "to create a living space that hovers above a mini-garden".

Instead of just arranging a few trees at the entrance or the stairways like in other townhouses, the architects wanted to create a large green space where homeowners can undertake all primary activities "connected by plants, water as well as natural light".

The Villa Tan Dinh by MIA Design Studio. Photo by Oki Hiroyuki

The Villa Tan Dinh designed by MIA Design Studio. Photo by Oki Hiroyuki

The architecture company also won in the Installations & Structures category for The Straw, a venue in HCMC's District 2.

In the Green Architecture category, the jury was impressed with A House In Hoi An designed by lequang-architects.

This structure in Cam Thanh village is not just a home for four people but also birds and insects. It has a community garden where vegetation is used as an educational tool for children and which grows clean vegetables. It also serves as a community center for the host, an environmental activist, to meet and socialize with people.

Vietnamese architecture draws intl acclaim - 1

A House In Hoi An by lequang-architects. Photo by Hoang Le

Tony Fruit Office in District 4 by TAA Design was also among the list of winners.

Other entries to pocket prizes were The Red Cave and The Que, two functional spaces created by HCMC-based 23o5 Studio, in the Recreational Architecture category, and D1 Architecture Studio's Hotel le Bouton in Da Nang in the Hospitality Architecture category.

The jury awarded the Architectural Design Of the Year to Arc At Green School Bali by Indonesian firm IBUKU.

With entries from over 65 countries, AMP winners represent some of the world's best architecture.

The awards are an initiative by the U.S.’s Farmani Group, which curates and promotes art, design and architecture across the globe.

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