Thu , 18/03/2021, 08:28:49 (GMT+7)
On the morning of March 16, 2021, at the headquarters of the Vietnam Association of Architects, No. 40 Tang Bat Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, the launching ceremony of the selection contest for the architectural design options of the shopping mall and the selection contest for the riverside landscape design ideas of phase 1 Cat Ba tourism urban area AMATINA took place. These are two special competitions with scale of the project worthy of the country and the region level, exclusively for Vietnamese architects and architecture students.
The contest, organized by Architecture Magazine - Vietnam Association of Architects in collaboration with VINACONEX Investment and Tourism Development Joint Stock Company (VINACONEX - ITC), under the auspices of the Vietnam Association of Architects, has received enthusiastic attendance of leading representatives of Vietnam Association of Architects, VINACONEX Corporation, University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi University of Architecture. Domestic prestigious design consultancy units also participated in the contest
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Architect Phan Dang Son - Chairman of Vietnam Association of Architects, Editor-in-Chief of Architecture Magazine said: "Cat Ba - A coastal city with an ideal living environment - Is and will be continues to be a golden destination for tourism, creating a very valuable and interesting opportunity for the contestants - architectural creative practitioners in Vietnam. The selection contest for the architectural plans of Shopping Mall - Cat Ba Amatina tourist urban area was held in a limited form of competition from 7 reputable consulting units in the country – Riverside landscape design idea contest in Phase 1 of Cat Ba Amatina Urban Area aims to promote creative and unique ideas, exclusively for architecture students. The Vietnam Association of Architects welcomes ideas that are creative, humane, and have good local approach - skillfully applying modern technology, contributing more fresh and atrractive, worthy of Cat Ba."
In the current context on Cat Ba Island, there is no modern shopping mall with full facilities for residents and tourists; traditional markets spring up spontaneously and unorganized. The competition to select architectural design options for the Shopping Mall of the Cat Ba tourist urban area of Cat Ba Amatina was launched with a limited form of competition, exclusively for 7 domestic prestigious design consultancy organized proposed by Architecture Magazine. This contest aims to find the optimal solution, forming a premise for the formation and development of service complexes/chains to create attraction for real estate products, including Entertainment - Healthcare - Buying Shopping and Experiencing discovery. The commercial center complex built on land lot TM-06 belonging to Cat Ba Amatina Project, meeting the following criteria:
Architect Le Truong - Director of TTAs Architecture - Construction Joint Stock Company, which participated in the contest, shared at the launch ceremony: "Up to now, reputation developers in Vietnam have often been interested in foreign companies, but at a large-scale competition such as the architectural design contest of the shopping mall of the Cat Ba AMATINA tourist urban area this time, the developer has oriented exclusively to domestic consulting units. As a contest participant, I am delighted for this, and I believe that domestic architectural consulting units can completely meet the design requirements. At the same time, this is a contest with a professional, serious, transparent and clear organization, creating conditions for design consultants to promote their full capabilities.
Other design consulting units also expressed their satisfaction when the developer and the organizers created an opportunity and a playground for Vietnamese architects to try out at such a large-scale and meaningful project. This will be a chance for Vietnamese architects to demonstrate their ability in creating works imbued with Vietnamese cultural identity.
The contest will take place from March 16 to May 16 of 2021, with the participation of prestigious domestic experts and design consultants, promising many attractions, finding out the premier architecture plannings for different areas in Cat Ba Amatina Urban Area, becoming a green and modern urban area, contributing to improving the living quality and creating an increasingly spacious and modern country appearance.
The contest to select ideas for riverside landscape design for Phase 1 Cat Ba Amatina tourist urban area, is open for students majoring in Architecture and Planning from University of Civil Engineering and Hanoi University of Architecture. Putting the trust in the young generation - the next generation of architects, the contest aims to find excellent ideas about the overall development of the riverside landscape and detailed landscape design solutions for riverside, bringing new vitality to the river and surrounding areas, in line with the investment objectives of the Company - VINACONEX - ITC. Specifically:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Duy Hoa – Principal of the University of Civil Engineering expressed: “I am joyful that the students of the school can participate in this competition. This is a rare opportunity for students still in the school to participate in real projects, experience, and expand their knowledge of the profession in the future.”
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Architect Le Quan – Principal of Hanoi University of Architecture expressed: “Given the scale of the project, this is really an attractive contest for architects and architecture students to attend. The competition, with careful and professional preparation, will be an opportunity for architects and architecture students to unleash their creativity, creating modern, advanced and cultural identify works as the goal that the Vietnam Association of Architects has been aiming for in recent years.”
Cat Ba Amatina Tourist Area project invested by Vinaconex-ITC has a total area of 172.38ha located on Cat Ba island, Cat Hai district, Ho Chi Minh City. Hai Phong. The project is oriented to become a high-class tourist urban area with a development strategy on the following rules: (i) Taking full advantage of location and natural beauty; (ii) Developing unique and novel functional areas; (iii) Creating favorable connections with neighboring areas by road and waterway; (iv) Turning the project into a unique and attractive destination in the chain of tourist destinations on Cat Ba Island; (v) Developing tourism activities and festivals throughout the year.
This is a project with a special location in the complex of Ha Long Bay, in Lan Ha Bay. With a special terrain, it demands high requirements on technical factors with architectural works, while ensuring no pollution and ensuring utility factors for users. For the purpose of putting into practice, detailed landscape design solutions for the riverside should also be based on the requirements of the Cat Ba Amatina project developer such as green resort urban area; respecting the environment, ensuring ecology and applying high technology, artificial intelligence to the design. The options that are highly appreciated in the two competitions will have the opportunity to be selected by the project investor for official implementation.
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