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Kilometre Zero Landmark Contest winners announced
  • | | July 21, 2020 10:04 PM
A group of designers from Hanoi University of Architecture has won the contest to design the landmark for kilometre zero in Hanoi at the announcement ceremony on July 20.


The winning design

The contest to design the Kilometre Zero Landmark, a national cultural symbol and important tourist destination in the area around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake, was jointly launched on June 3 by the Vietnam Architecture magazine of the Vietnam Association of Architects and the Hanoi People’s Committee.

Pham Tuan Long, chairman of Hoan Kiem District People's Committee, said it is a part of the project to upgrade areas around Hoan Kiem Lake and a highlight of the area, further completing the landscape around the lake. The organisers received a total of 105 entries from consulting and design units, research institutes, Vietnamese sculptors, artists, and architects, and students majoring in culture, fine arts and architecture.


The second prize belongs to Nguyen Hoang Huy from Danang City

Nguyen Quoc Thong, vice chairman of Vietnam Association of Architects cum vice head of the judging panel, said the entries were very diverse and creative with many solutions and ideas. The judges praised entries with unique ideas, new solution, hi-tech and modern architecture. The winning entries paid close attention to sustainability and feasibility in construction, operation and how the landmark fits in with the surrounding.

There was one first prize, one second prize, one third prize and two co-win consolation prizes.

The first prize belongs to the group of authors from Hanoi University of Architecture including Pham Trung Hieu, Pham Thai Binh, Vu Binh Minh, Pham Huy Dong and Nguyen Dang Hai. The landmark is placed in front of Ly Thai To Statue. It is said to be unique, simplistic, sustainable and feasible with hologram technology. The base which is flat on the ground is suitable and doesn't take up places.


The first prize belongs to the group of authors from Hanoi University of Architecture

The second prize belongs to Nguyen Hoang Huy from Danang City. The landmark is placed at Dinh Tien Hoang-Hang Khay intersection. The design is simple and recognisable without affecting the surrounding area.

The third prize belongs to Doan Thanh Ha from Ha Noi. The proposed landmark is located on Hoan Kiem Lake with a modern design. However, it was considered less feasible and other entries. The two co-win consolation prizes belong to Nguyen Quang Huy and Phan Dang Khoa from Hanoi. Their designs proposed to place the landmarks at Dinh Tien Hoang-Hang Khay intersection and in front of the Ly Thai To Statue respectively.

Hanoi authorities will hold an awards ceremony for the winners and display the designs along the pedestrian streets. It is hoped that the landmark will be built in 2020.

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