HCMC - BCI Asia, a construction media group in Australia, picked 10 most active architecture firms and property developers in Vietnam for the annual BCI Asia Top 10 Awards held in HCMC last Friday.
The eighth award recognized developers and architecture firms building and designing the greatest volume of buildings in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
In the architecture category, The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards 2012 went to companies such as Aedas Vietnam, DA Urban Architecture, DP Consulting, dwp design worldwide partnership, HTT Architect & Associates, and RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Vietnam).
In the developers category, CapitaLand (Vietnam), Duc Khai, Keppel Land Vietnam, Sai Gon Thuong Tin Real Estate JSC (Sacomreal) and VinaCapital are among the awarded companies.
The portfolios of these elite architecture firms include US$6.8 billion worth of properties scheduled to start construction in Vietnam this year while the portfolios of these top developers contain US$3.3 billion.
The awards are bestowed to firms that will shape the built environment of tomorrow, enabling the market to better understand the important roles these firms play and their impact, both socially and on the environment.
Matthias Krups, chairman of BCI Asia, said innovation for designs and long-term solutions for sustainability were seen in examples of projects by this year’s Top 10 Award winners.
He said the fact that buildings are responsible for as much as one third of global greenhouse gas emissions and 40% of global energy used. Sustainable development is starting to be recognized stronger by the market players around the world. This trend is witnessed in Asia as well.
Source: The Saigon Times