Two share 2nd prize for Han River banks design

Tuesday - 28/05/2019 00:16
Two partnerships of design companies – the OMG-Designers-Boydens-Hydroscan-Huni Architect-Ney & Partners, and CPG Consultants-Landscape Jardins Asia-Consulus-Glopan, were awarded second prizes at the contest on planning and architectural design of the Han River banks.

The contest organising committee said there was no first prize winner and each second place contestant received a cash prize of VND575 million (US$25,500).

The central city of Da Nang announced that the contest launched in August drew the participation of 39 consultant and design groups, with the best seven reaching the final round.

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The Han River banks design by a contestant. — VNS Photo Nguyen Khoi

A group of A.S DeSo Architech Urbanists-S.A Hydratec-Tedi South-Atek Consultant Corp and Nikken Sekkei Civil Engineering company shared two third prizes of VND230 million ($10,200) each.

The city said the contest would contribute new ideas and designs for future urban development, as well as creating landscape and beautiful scenery.

In 2015, the Korean Jina design company was selected as a consultant to design and plan the banks of the 7.2km-long river, sandwiched between the city’s downtown and Son Tra peninsula, but its architectural design was deemed unsatisfactory.

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A design of the Han River banks on display at a design contest of the Han River banks in Da Nang City. — VNS Photo Nguyen Khoi

In 2014, the Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) was given an award of excellence by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Earlier this year, the Dragon Bridge spanning the Han River won the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

The lighting design on the bridge also received the Best Citation from the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in 2014.

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