Students of the UD’s University of Science and Technology won the runner-up in the International Public Spaces Competition in Hong Kong

23/06/2020

 

Recently, a group of students from the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Science and Technlogy – The University of Danang (UD) including: Tran Minh Sang, Phan Ngoc Tuong Vi, Pham Dinh Ho Trong An (of class 17KT2 CLC) and Tran Nguyen Gia Han (18KT2 CLC) won the runner-up in the International Public Spaces Competition in Hong Kong (China).

 

The group of students from the Faculty of Architecture – the UD’s University of Science and Technology.

 

This is an international contest organized by UrbanactionsHK and the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Architecture (top 100 architecture schools in the world and top 10 ones in Asia) to stimulate students’ creative ideas to improve public spaces in Hong Kong’s central districts.

The competition attracted 49 projects of contestants from 20 countries and territories, showing high competitiveness in the international arena. The projects were required to not only have high quality and excellent design but also propose strategies and solutions to solve the problem of public space in the world’s most modern urban areas of Hong Kong.

The students group from the Faculty of Architecture, the UD’s University of Science and Technology, excellently won the runner-up of the competition with unique theme and design: “Vision – Awesomeness – Soul – Happiness”. The group aims at space solutions, traffic modification, design and facilities, renovation of “forgotten” space to be Lok Hing Lane Garden which is a space with “storytelling” architecture.

 

A corner of the space that needs to be upgraded.

 

With unique creative design ideas and solutions, the project of the students from the UD’s University of Science and Technology not only changes the situation of lacking public cultural spaces (for many reasons of complexion, history and institution), but also enhances the community spirit, brings new emotions to residents and builds a high quality, energetic public space. “No man purchases a book if it does not have any words. The same goes for architecture. Who will genuinely love a place if there is no story being told and no feeling being touch?”, (extracted from the project’s explanation on the competition’s website).

 

Unique design idea of the students from the UD’s University of Science and Technology.

 

Previously, students of the Faculty of Architecture, the UD’s University of Science and Technology, won the 2nd prize in the international architecture competition in Busan, South Korea. The special feature of 4 students of the group who won the runner-up in Hong Kong this year is that they are students in the 2nd and 3rd years, which further confirms the prestige, academic performance and training quality of the University of Science and Technology, abundant creative potential of the UD’s students, inspires young people with the message: Keep on dreaming and a miracle will come!

News by the Faculty of Architecture – the UD’s University of Science and Technology and the UD’s Communication and Learning Information Resource Center