Three Vietnamese architecture works have won the 2012 Green Good Design Awards initiated by the US-based Chicago Athenaeum museum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Two of the winning works were designed by Vo Trong Nghia, who has won numerous prizes for his bamboo-themed designs over the years. One design is a 220 square-meter house with green facades and a rooftop garden in Ho Chi Minh City, which allows for abundant sunlight and breezes and energy saving while sheltering residents from direct sunlight, noise and pollution.
Nghia’s second winning entry is the Flying Bamboo bar at the Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in the northern province of Vinh Phuc. The 1,000 square-meter bar is made from bamboo and includes a restaurant and a floating stage.
The other winner is a Hanoi-based Architecture Company named Arch 1 and 2 with a multi-functional community house in the northern province of Hoa Binh. The house was built from environment-friendly materials like bamboo and stone. It was also equipped with energy-saving utilities like a solar cell system and tanks collecting and filtering rainwater.
Established in 2009, the Green Good Design Awards seeks to honor to outstanding architecture designs that embrace green concepts and raise people’s awareness of more sustainable and healthier living conditions.
The Chicago Athenaeum is an International Museum of Architecture and Design, appropriately based in the world's first city of modern architecture and design—Chicago. It is renowned for hosting the Good Design Awards, the world’s most prestigious global awards for new product designs and graphics.