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4 Vietnamese projects named among 'Building of the Year' finalists
By Thanh Nien News -
Four projects of Vietnamese company Vo Trong Nghia Architects have made it to the final round of the Building of the Year Award by the world’s top architecture website ArchDaily. 
ArchDaily’s readers have evaluated over 3,000 projects and selected five finalists in each category of the annual award. 
Vo Trong Nghia Architects has been listed in four of the 14 categories: Houses, Hospitality, Educational Architecture, and Refurbishment. 
In the Houses category, the company’s project named House for Trees has been selected for the final round. The US$156,000 house is designed to bring green space back to the densely-populated Ho Chi Minh City. 
Five concrete boxes are designed as “pots” to plant trees on top. With thick soil layer, these pots also function as storm-water basins for detention and retention, therefore will help reduce the risk of flooding in the city. 

House for Trees

Meanwhile, the company’s Son La Restaurant project, located in the northern province of Son La and uses bamboo as the main material, is nominated in the Hospitality category.  

Son La Restaurant

In the Educational Architecture category, the Farming Kindergarten in Dong Nai Province near Ho Chi Minh City has been nominated. Designed for 500 children of factory workers, the kindergarten provides food and farming experience, as well as an extensive playground, to the children. 

Farming Kindergarten 

And in the Refurbishment category, the Green Renovation project in which the company renovated a 15-year-old house in the center of Hanoi has been selected. 

Green Renovation

The voting for the finalists will last until February 5. You can vote here.