Bamboo Wing, a construction at the Dai Lai tourism site in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, has been awarded the International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum museum.
It resembles a bird's wing and is made from bamboo in order to send a message of using environmentally friendly materials.
In 2008, Bamboo Wing was among five constructions in the final list of the annual World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.
Vo Trong Nghia, the designer, was born in 1976 in the central province of Quang Binh. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo. In 2011, he also received the Green Leadership Architecture Award in Asia for his Wind and Water bar, which is located in the southern province of Binh Duong.
The International Architecture Award is held annually, aimed at honouring new architecture, landscape architecture, interiors and urban planning. This year, the US won 14 awards, Australia and China 9, Japan 7 and France 5. – VNS