Nearly eight months after its launch, the Hanoi creative space design contest received 93 entries in three categories: promoting creative infrastructure; organising creative spaces on the basis of exploiting industrial work in urban areas that must be relocated or switch functions; and preserving and promoting the value of architectural spaces and traditional planning.
41 of the projects are works of professional candidates and 52 projects are from semi-professional and amateur contestants.
The organising board has awarded one first prize in each category for professional candidates and one for semi-professional and amateur contestants
In the category of promoting creative infrastructure, the two first prizes went to the project "Hanoi Art Road" of the joint venture between Avant Architecture and Investment Consultant Joint Stock Company and Arb Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Professional); and "Hanoi Thousand Years of Civilisation" by Nguyen Van Tu and Nguyen Thanh Duc (Non-specialist).
In the category of preserving and promoting the value of architectural spaces and traditional planning, the project "Song Hong Art District" of the Avant Architecture and Investment Consultant Joint Stock Company (Professional); and the project "Connection" by Dang Van Quan and Ha Duc Trinh (Semi-professional and amateur) won the respective first prizes.
In the category of organising creative spaces on the basis of exploiting industrial work in urban areas that must be relocated or switch functions, the two first prizes went to the project "CIRCLE-PUNK" by Cube Architecture Contrcution Design Development Joint Stock Company (professional) and “4.0 Train District ” by the group: Nguyen Kien To, Hoang The Vinh, Nguyen Duc Thang, and Nguyen Minh Anh (non-specialist).
According to the evaluation of the organising board, the projects are of good quality, showing the enthusiasm and love of the authors for Hanoi. Most solutions were proposed on the basis of renovating and transforming spatial functions to promote inherent values, exploiting space to establish creative spaces for the community and the city.
In addition, the organisers also awarded 6 prizes recognised by the council and 6 prizes voted by readers for quality solutions.