Professor Phan Huy Le (right) receives the Grand Prize.
People’s Teacher, Professor Phan Huy Le, won the Grand Prize for his lifelong contributions to the culture and history of Thang Long – Hanoi.
Artist Vuong Van Thao received the Best Works prize for his ‘Living Fossils’ project, which preserves the city's architecture in unique amber-like mixed media sculptures.
The Idea Prize went to a design contest entitled ‘Thong Nhat Park Opens to Everyone’ co-organised by the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association; the Globalisation Research Centre under the University of Hawaii; the Lac Viet Centre for Community Support and Development; and the website ashui.com.
The Job Prize was given to the group of scientists and managers who made great efforts to save the Hoan Kiem turtle.
The annual awards, co-organised by the The Thao &Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) newspaper and the Bui Xuan Phai Fund, was named after painter Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988), who had a great impact on modern Vietnamese fine arts.
The awards honour valuable and useful works, jobs and ideas in any field that contribute to the development of Hanoi.