Photo credit: Creating a mobile playground for children in response to COVID-19 Hanoi, Vietnam. Image courtesy of UN-Habitat, Global Public Space Program
Vietnamese architect Trinh Phuong Quan published “The most rushed project – Confessions of an architect who designed a field hospital against Covid-19 in Singapore”, an account of his work on a Community isolation center and worker housing during the Covid-19 epidemic in Tampines and Bulim, Singapore – 15 June 2021
On May 4, 2021, the leaders of the Vietnam Association of Architects held an unscheduled meeting led by Chairman Dr. Architect Phan Dang Son to discuss a number of urgent issues related to future activities of the Association and ensuring the prevention and control of Covid-19 – 5 May 2021
- postponing the Workshop, “Towards half a century of revolutionary architecture of Vietnam to unify the country (1975 – 2025)”, scheduled to take place on June 4, 2021 in Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province, until the end of June 2021, expected 18 to 25 June 2021.
- the National Festival of Young Architects in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, expected to be held from August 20 to 22, 2021.
- the extension of the architect’s practicing certificate and the organization of examinations to issue practice certificates, pending a written response from the Ministry of Construction. The Association will be responsible for notifying the architects.
Information dating from July 2020
The Vietnam Association of Architects (VAA) organised an ideas competition for the design of makeshift hospitals. The competition aimed to promote architects’ creative ideas in the design of makeshift hospitals, able to cope with the complex evolutions of infectious diseases and to fulfil the functions required by the Ministry of Health for medical examination and treatment. Further criteria called for safe, low-cost design that is quick and easy to deploy, in compliance with national building regulations.
The Awards Ceremony took place alongside a Conference on the topic “Design solutions for modern hospitals”, held 8 July 2020 in the new building of the Central Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi. The conference was organised by VAA and The Ministry of Health.