BALTIMORE, February 17, 2011 — Baltimore-based planning, architecture, graphics and design firm Development Design Group Inc. (DDG) has been named Design Architect for the Palace of Culture and Sports for Hanoi Youth. The to-be-built project, located at 1-3 Tang Bat Ho Street in the Hoan Kiem district in Vietnam, will be a 23,800 square-meter/256,088-square-foot multi-purpose campus comprised of three main functional zones to be used for holding political activities, events and outdoor activities, and cultural and sporting events.
Competing against five other firms, a joint venture between DDG and the architecture firm of CDCC Consultant, Investment and Construction Joint-Stock Company successfully earned the work. The Hanoi People’s Committee, the governing body responsible for ultimately awarding the project, conducted a design contest based on a range of criteria, with the highest score going to a joint venture between CDCC and DDG.
The joint venture’s plan represents a harmonious marriage of planning requirements and the creative integration of “green” space. The size, function and the area of the works were approved in the prior Decision 1911/QD handed down from the Hanoi People’s Committee.
In officially awarding the project to the joint venture, The Hanoi People’s Committee experts commented that they “highly appreciate the plan and believe it meets the requirements of constructing the Palace of Culture and Sports for Hanoi Youth into a modern architectural complex. Its key functions [are] organizing political activities and major cultural and sports events, [as well as] being a place for cultural and sports exchange among Hanoi youth and youth from throughout the country and around the world.”
The Hanoi People’s Committee is an executive organ and municipal State administrative agency in charge of executing the constitution, laws, governing documents and resolutions of Vietnam’s Municipal People’s Council.
Development Design Group Inc. is a leading international architecture, planning, graphics and design firm with a history of creating high-profile, high-quality environments around the world. The company’s vast portfolio includes exciting new mixed use and retail destinations; first-class hotel, leisure, and resort facilities; unique office and residential designs; offering a range of elements and activities. For more information, please visit www.ddg-usa.com.
CDCC Consultant, Investment and Construction Joint-Stock Company was privatized from a State enterprise and established under the Decision No 1152/QD-UB dated 09-03-2005 issued by the People’s Committee of Hanoi. The company is formerly known as Design Institute from Jan 1972. With a professional team of architects, engineers and economy experts, CDCC has been continuously contributing its strength to the construction industry in a variety of phases of consultancy.
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