Vietnam, the Netherlands share experience in green architecture

A series of workshops are being held in Hanoi from March 28-31 on the theme of green architecture for sustainable communities (GASC 2017) to exchange experiences on the direction of green architecture and green building, as well as finding valuable solutions in the construction and development of urban centres and architecture in Vietnam and other regions of the world.

The GASC 2017 is taking place in Hanoi from March 28-31 surrounding the theme of green architecture for sustainable communities.
The GASC 2017 is taking place in Hanoi from March 28-31 surrounding the theme of green architecture for sustainable communities.

The event is hosted by the National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE), in collaboration with Delft University of Technology in Netherlands, Hanoi University of Architecture and A+G Architecture Club. GASC 2017 is also sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnam Association of Architects, Hoan Kiem District People's Committee, and the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC).

The workshop attracts the interest of experts, architects, and researchers both at home and abroad who share their findings to outline the message, focus and development strategy for green buildings and sustainable urban development in Vietnam.

Also at the workshop, Dutch and Vietnamese students are provided with experiences and knowledge about designing a building with green design solutions using Europe's leading advanced methods and experience from reputable trainers and architects practicing in Vietnam.

The main focus of the workshop is a forum centering around technologies for green building, issues related to local knowledge such as culture, architecture and urban adaptation towards sustainable community development in Vietnam and the region’s challenging context today.

Also within the framework of GASC 2017, NUCE will host career talks on Wednesday so that architects can share their experiences applied in actual works.

Under this year's theme, "Green factors in small and medium-scale works", GASC 2017 aims to address green measures and innovative solutions in residential works, schools and public buildings of small scale, as well as practicing green design solutions suitable with Vietnam’s conditions.

A gala summarising the programme took place at the common house of Vietnam’s architectural house – the headquarters of Vietnam Association of Architects, No. 40 Tang Bat Ho Street, Hanoi, offering an opportunity to connect and exchange among organisations and individuals in green architecture and architectural training and practices in general. This is also an opportunity to evaluate and disseminate more effective topics for GASC 2018.

An exhibition on the results of GASC 2017 will take place during April 1-2 in the walking street area of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, featuring projects joining the GASC 2017, as well as its activities and the messages that GASC 2017 wants to convey to the community.