The event was attended by Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communications and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan, and Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Science, Technology and Environment Le Quang Huy.

The awards aimed to honour architects who have developed many modern architecture designs associated with the local cultural identities, thus creating a good living environment for the community amid the adaptation to climate change and COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards also encouraged the application of advanced technologies in designs in line with the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 and the Government’s policy of digital transformation.

The organising board received 212 entries, of which 48 most outstanding designs in nine different categories were honoured.

Accordingly, five golden prizes were presented to architectural works in the categories of Residential Architecture, Public Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning, Interior Architecture, and Outstanding Architectural Works in Vietnam by Foreign Architects.

A total of 16 silver and 17 bronze prizes along with three certificates for smart investors and two certificates of merit for excellent young architects were awarded at the event.

The biennial awards were launched in 1994 as part of the official State Awards system in the field of architecture.