The contest aims to encourage younger generations to discover the historical and cultural values of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and propose design ideas for public art spaces (including indoor and outdoor spaces), contributing to bringing art closer to the public.
The organisers suggested that the entries focus on solutions to "artise" some streets such as Trang Tien, Dinh Le, Nguyen Xi, Tong Duy Tan and Cau Dong.
In addition, the contestants can find places in the Hanoi’s Old Quarter for researching and making their design ideas, such as lighting systems, decorative trees, signs and urban equipment.
They will participate in seminars, training courses and meetings with experts to perfect their ideas and improve their professional competence.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, the drector of the Hanoi Municipal Department of Culture and Sports said the contest is among the activities held to implement commitments made with UNESCO in nurturing young talents and developing a network of young designers when Hanoi joined UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities.
The event also contributes to promoting creative design activities among the community towards increasing access to green and safe public spaces.
The organising board will present five prizes to the most outstanding ideas. The entries should be sent to the Architecture Magazine at No.40, Tang Bat Ho Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, before October 12.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for November 11.