Antwerp based company OMGEVING wins landscape design competition in Vietnam
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Published: December 21, 2016

admin | News | 21 December, 2016

    The Antwerp based design company OMGEVING, member of the B-DNA partnership1 and for this competition named ‘OMG-designers and partners’, was awarded the joint first prize in the prestigious international design competition for Vietnam’s third largest city, Da Nang’s Han Riverfront master plan. The city of Da Nang, characterized by its two coastlines along the East Sea and the Han River Delta in the city centre, is currently in a state of vast economic expansion and urban development. The jury decided to select two laureates out of seven accepted applicants.

    3D overview. Image © OMGEVING.

    3D overview. Image © OMGEVING.

    A combination of three separate design strategies – ‘green corridor’, ‘green connections’, ‘green program’ – has resulted in one combined masterplan for the Han Delta at the scale of the urban area. These strategies contain solutions for the regeneration of the river’s natural system, stronger slow connections and a sustainable built program.

    Isometric view floating market. Image © OMGEVING.

     

    Visualisation green promenade & market bridge. Image © OMGEVING.

    Visualisation green promenade & market bridge. Image © OMGEVING.

    The three general design strategies have been converted into the design of a masterplan for the Han river, which runs through the city centre over a length of seven kilometres. At the scale of the urban river, a rehabilitation of the riverbanks would be connected to a diverse program within the public space: making use of an extensive recreational walking network, deck paths over the river and next to the riverside and water-taxi stops, you can reach floating river nature, a floating market place, a city park and an urban sport park. The integration of four public buildings adds to the public nature of the river as a whole: from north to south over the whole length of the river there will arise an opera building, waterhub building, a redesigned market hall and a concert hall. The combination of a landscape and architectural design makes for a high quality and diverse riverfront. This masterplan should be the solid base to be able to manage the rapid development of the city, in 2030 up to 1.5 million inhabitants.

    Topview strategic area. Image © OMGEVING.

    Topview strategic area. Image © OMGEVING.

    Developing the design, OMGEVING was able to count on the local partners HUNI architectes (France – Vietnam, architecture), NEY&partners (Belgium – Vietnam, design market bridge), Boydens Engineering (Belgium – Vietnam, sustainability) and HYDROSCAN (Belgium, water management). After the first round of selections out of a group of 39 applicants, OMG-Designers was selected as one of eleven design teams to submit a proposal. Seven of the eleven teams actually submitted a design. The other competing teams represented countries such as Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, France and Germany.

     

    Source via OMGEVING

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