Singapore – Gensler, the world-leading global architecture and design firm, has been honoured with the Gold Prize in the Public Architecture Category at Vietnam’s National Architecture Awards for its outstanding work on the Viettel Group Headquarters. This distinguished award serves as recognition for architects who successfully integrate modern architectural designs with advanced technologies while preserving local cultural identities, ultimately resulting in the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable spaces.
The Vietnam Architects’ Association, in coordination with the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, launched the National Architecture Awards. The awards aimed to recognise architects who excel in modern architecture design while preserving and integrating local cultural identities. They also acknowledged the significance of creating living environments that adapt to climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards encouraged the use of advanced technologies in design, aligning with the industrial revolution 4.0 era and the Government’s digital transformation policy.
The Viettel Group HQ is the first completed headquarters office building in Vietnam designed by Gensler, serving as a statement of the firm’s dedication to both the environment and the community. The LEED Silver-certified building showcases Gensler’s commitment to addressing climate change through innovative design, highlighting the importance of incorporating green features for a sustainable future and transforming the built environment into a net-zero carbon future.
David Calkins, Regional Managing Principal at Gensler Asia Pacific and Middle East said, "We are thrilled to have received this prestigious recognition for the Viettel Group Headquarters. This award is a testament to the creativity, innovation, and hard work of our talented team, who put their heart and soul into this project. We’re grateful to our clients, partners, and supporters for their trust and collaboration, which made this project a success."