Vo Trong Nghia receives Prince Claus Award in Hanoi

On Thursday 30 March, H.E. Ambassador Nienke Trooster presented the Prince Claus Award to architect Vo Trong Nghia in a ceremony organized by the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam. The programme included a presentation by Vo Trong Nghia on ‘Greening the City’ and short films about the Award and his work.

HE Ambassador Nienke Trooster stated, “We all have a responsibility to build a green future, in Vietnam and elsewhere. And in Mr. Nghia we have an ally[…] Mr. Nghia, I am proud that my government sponsors the Prince Claus Fund with its worldwide mission to promote culture as a driver of social development. And I am proud that we can add yet another Vietnamese artist to its famous list of laureates.”

In addition to speeches by Vo Trong Nghia and the ambassador, the programme concluded with speakers such as Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen PhD MSc, Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability, Head of Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Delft University of Technology; and architect Hoang Thuc Hao, Vietnamese Architect of the Year 2015 and 2016 recipient of the SIA-GETZ Award for emergent architects in Asia.

According to the 2016 Prince Claus Fund Awards Committee Report, Vo Trong Nghia is recognized for “his striking, environmentally friendly architecture that is reviving the urban landscape of Vietnam; for (…) [balancing] culture and nature (…); for presenting viable, sustainable, built alternatives, demonstrating to residents, officials and developers that such change is possible; (…) and for promoting architecture as a form of activism for social change and moving it forward to a greener future.”

Vo Trong Nghia receives Prince Claus Award in Hanoi

"Vo Trong Nghia promotes his country’s culture and heritage "

Nienke Trooster, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Vo Trong Nghia on ‘Greening the City’

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Architect Vo Trong Nghia after the ceremony

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Prince Claus Fund Awards Laureate Vo Trong Nghia and HE Nienke Trooster

Vo Trong  Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia (1976, Vietnam), architect

Vo Trong Nghia is an architect who is putting sustainable architecture on the map by combining local materials and traditional skills with 21st century design.  With a focus on green spaces, his designs range from major urban structures to durable but inexpensive housing for remote communities. His approach to urban design is shaping the future of architecture and transforming Vietnam’s urban landscape. However, at the core of his practice, he uses the physical environment to reconnect humans back to Mother Nature.

Find the report from the 2016 Prince Claus Awards Committee here

To watch the Awards film about the work of Vo Trong Nghia please click here

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Speech by Nienke Trooster, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam on the occasion of the presentation of the 2016 Prince Claus Award to Vo Trong Nghia in Hanoi on 30 March 2017.

Vo Trong Nghia receives Prince Claus Award in Hanoi

On Thursday 30 March, H.E. Ambassador Nienke Trooster presented the Prince Claus Award to architect Vo Trong Nghia in a ceremony organized by the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam. The programme included a presentation by Vo Trong Nghia on ‘Greening the City’ and short films about the Award and his work. HE Ambassador Nienke Trooster stated, “We all have a responsibility to build a green...

 
 
 
 

Vo Trong Nghia receives Prince Claus Award in Hanoi

On Thursday 30 March, H.E. Ambassador Nienke Trooster presented the Prince Claus Award to architect Vo Trong Nghia in a ceremony organized by the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam. The programme included a presentation by Vo Trong Nghia on ‘Greening the City’ and short films about the Award and his work. HE Ambassador Nienke Trooster stated, “We all have a responsibility to build a green...