The awards, which encourage socially responsible architecture, serve as a platform for domestic and international networking by elite architecture firms, property developers, manufacturers and service providers.
Top Vietnamese architectural and property developers received awards in HCM City. — VNS Photo
The portfolios of these elite architecture firms contain nearly US$7.6 billion worth of properties scheduled to start construction in Viet Nam this year, while the portfolios of these top developers contain around $4 billion.
The winners of 2018 are architecture and property developer firms with the greatest aggregate value of projects under construction during the last full calendar year weighted by the extent of their sustainability efforts.
For architectural firms, pre-tender projects were included to recognise early incorporation of green design efforts.
The awards for BCI Asia Top 10 Architects for 2018 were given to Archetype Viet Nam Ltd, BE Southeast Asia Co Ltd, DAC – Viet Nam Architectural Design and Consultancy Company, Dark Horse Architecture Co Ltd, DP Consulting Co Ltd, GK Archi Co Ltd, Mai-Archi Co Ltd, NQH Architects Co Ltd, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Viet Nam) Co Ltd and West Green Design Inc.
The BCI Asia Top 10 Developers Awards for 2018 were awarded to Dat Xanh Group, Empire Group, FLC Group, Hung Thinh Real Estate Business Investment Corporation, MBLand Holdings, Phuc Khang Corporation, Sun Group, Tien Phuoc Real Estate Joint Stock Company, VinaCapital Real Estate Co Ltd, and Vingroup.
Around 150 architects, designers, senior executives and leading professionals in the building and property development industry were presented with the FuturArc Prize (green design competition), FuturArc Green Leadership Award, and Interior Design Awards.
Currently in its 11th year, the FuturArc Prize, Asia’s foremost green building design competition, was first established as a platform where innovative ideas pour in from professionals and students globally.
Six winning designs were selected this year for “their take on a biophilic Asian city”.
This year the prize invited entrants to imagine a city of biophilic delight, and to investigate what is ‘nature’ when it is an integral part of a city. — VNS