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The Awarding Ceremony of the Contest “Architecture and Landscape Design of the Will to Live Center”

The Awarding Ceremony of the Contest “Architecture and Landscape Design of the Will to Live Center”

On the afternoon of December 10, 2022, at 33A Ba Trieu – Hoan Kiem – Hanoi, JC Design Group organized a program to honor the best works of the Architecture and Landscape Design contest that has taken place over the past month.

In October, 2022, Will to Live Joint Stock Company – Social Enterprise cooperated with JC Design Group to organize the Architecture and Landscape Design Contest of the Will to Live Center. The contest is organized according to the model of trainees at Design Offices and aims at meaningful values to the community. Through this activity, the Organizing Committee (BTC) wishes to find creative and practical ideas for living and working spaces for people with disabilities and disadvantaged people as well as raise awareness of the community about the meaning of the will and the value of life.

On November 1, 2022, a visit to the Center for People with Disabilities was organized so that the contestants had the opportunity to interact and better understand their living and working environment, thereby offering design plans based on reality and in accordance with the topic.

On November 2, JC Design Group kicked off JC Workshop 2022 with the theme of landscape architecture design of the Will to Live Center, with the participation of Professional Sponsors, Professional Accompanying Partner and Sponsors and nearly 40 design teams.

On November 27, 2022, JC held a meeting with the Council of Experts to evaluate the architectural and landscape design plans of the Will to Live Center. The council members include senior experts in the field of Design Consulting and Construction Investment:

  • Mr. Tran Ngoc Chinh – Former Deputy Minister of Construction, Chairman of Vietnam Urban Planning and Development  Association.
  • Mr. Ngo Trung Hai – Former DGeneral Director of Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning, General Secretary, Association of cities of Vietnam (ACVN)
  • Ms. Nguyen Ngoc My (Sylvia) – Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Alphanam Group – General Director of Alphanam Investment JSC
  • Mr. Dang Thanh Hung – Representative of Phuc Khang Group
  • Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh – Vice Rector of Hanoi University of Architecture
  • Mr. Vuong Hai Long – Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Hanoi University of Architecture
  • Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – Head of Landscape Architecture Subject, University of Civil Engineering
  • Mr. Don Conning – Former General Director of Aedas Hong Kong, Gensler Singapore, Level Architect
  • Mr. Tran Hoang Hai Nam – Chief Arch of JC Design Group
  • Mr. Giang Nguyen Hong Van – Deputy Director of A79 Joint Stock Company.
  • Mr. GVu Anh Tuan – Deputy Director of A79 Joint Stock Company.

The expert panelists are evaluating the architectural and landscape design options of the Will to Live Center

The expert panelists are evaluating the architectural and landscape design options of the Will to Live Center

Just over 1 month, nearly 130 architects, equivalent to 40 groups of architects across 3 regions of the North, Central and South have undergone the Coaching phase with 3 reporting sessions to finalize the design ideas and pass to the Voting round. Through a selection process with high standards and based on the panel’s consensus, on the afternoon of December 10, the awarding ceremony took place at the Alphanam headquarters – 33 Ba Trieu – Hanoi. 

At the opening remark, Mr. Le Quoc Vinh – Member of the Board of Directors and Representative of Will to Live Joint Stock Company – Social Enterprise affirmed, this is the first time there has been an architecture contest for people with disabilities. After that, Mr. Luu Duc Hai – Vice Chairman of Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association, representative of the Professional Council-Sponsor said: “The planning association highly appreciates the humanity of the contest theme that has shown an open outlook to the community, caring about the rights of people with disabilities with the goal of “no one is left behind”. The professional council highly appreciates the plan and working spirit of young architects with new approaches, hoping that the architects will develop successfully so that the works create value for society and with disadvantaged people”.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Van – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willing to Live JSC, expressed her “a dream come true” that she has cherished for a long time: “I would like to express my great gratitude to the organizers, sponsors, professional councils, evaluating boards, especially young architects who have used a lot of enthusiasm to design such great centers. I have always wondered how to make it easier for people with disabilities to get access to life, and always wished to have an environment for people with disabilities in Vietnam so that they would not be dependent on others, and feel as comfortable as their home. Fortunately, thanks to the companionship and support of businesses and shareholders of Will to Live, the dream is gradually taking shape. This contest is the beginning of that dream…”

Congratulations to the winners of the contest:

“Community’s Favorite” Award

Consolation prize

Third prize

Second prize

First prize

At the end of the program, the representative of the winning group of architects presented their ideas.

Thank you JC Design Group, Will to Live Joint Stock Company – Social Enterprise and companions for bringing a very humane and successful JC Workshop 2022, helping architects have a real playground to find creative and practical ideas for living and working spaces for people with disabilities and disadvantaged people. Once again, congratulations to the winning architects at the contest!

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