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HANDONG LIGHT: HANDONG E&C x UEH - THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION - REIMAGINING CITIES TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY

Creativity is the core value driving every aspect of development. At Handong E&C, we highly value and prioritize this principle. We take great pride in our partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics in hosting THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION: REIMAGINING CITIES TOWARDS CARBON NEUTRALITY.




International Design Competition. The aim is to encourage and solicit contributions of integrated design, architecture, technology, and more. The competition seeks ideas and solutions that encompass the examination of local culture, globalization, adaptability, and a forward-looking perspective on the urban environment's future, ultimately striving for significant carbon-positive changes on a large scale.



Design For Neutral Carbon Future - launched by UEH University and People’s Committee of Vung Tau City in partnership with many co-organizers (Handong Global University, Politecnico di Milano, Trieste University, University of Melbourne, University of Seoul, Citilinks, UNICITI, OMGEVING, Thammasat University, Ku Leuven University, The Boston Architectural College, Dayananda Sagar College of Architecture, ASPECT Studio, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities) proposes an alternative method to achieve sustainable urban initiatives contribute to a greater future. The 2023 competition is sponsored by National Housing Organization, Handong Engineering & Construction and University of Sydney, where competitors are asked to explore the possibilities of urban intervention in housing, urban space, technology implementation that can lead to positive carbon changes in a larger scale. Participants are free to either extend these existing and transform them or propose a new design on a selected site. This competition encourages participants to be bold and think outside the box. Winning participants need to apply unique strategies and creative designs to experiment with new urban scenarios, which are able to promote carbon neutral through the implementation of multifunctional designs integrate with regulation, based on logical review of theoretical and practical reference.


The TOP 15 outstanding entries showcased in this exhibition, featuring participants from Vietnam, Japan, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, etc., have garnered high praise from the judges. They demonstrated unique urban planning strategies and innovative designs to experiment with novel approaches for sustainable urban development capable of promoting carbon neutrality. These solutions are evident across various aspects of a city, including architecture, infrastructure, transportation, and landscaping.








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