Da Nang City by night (Photo: .vov.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – The central city has launched a contest on planning and architecture design of the Han River banks with an aim of creating landscape and beautiful scenery for local people and tourists.

The city’s administration officially announced on August 14 that the contest will give Vietnamese and foreigners the chance to submit ideas for developing the Han River as an attraction in the future.

The 7.2km long river, which is sandwiched between the city’s downtown and Son Tro peninsula, has been seen as a typical symbol of the central city and tourist industry as well as a famous brand of the city’s products.

As scheduled, the contest organising committee has opened registration for contestants between August 1-12 before selecting the best 10 plans between August 12-15.

The organisers said contestants will start designing their ideas from August to October for the last mock-up competition on October 15th.

The city will also display the design winners in public for review on October 15-29.

In 2015, Jina designing company from the Republic of Korea was selected as a consultant for designing and planning of the river banks, but its architecture design was not satisfactory.

All designers can visit the website of the contest at hanriver.viar.gov.vn for further information.

In 2014, Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan, which was designed by the US’s Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), was awarded the excellence prize from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Earlier this year, the Dragon Bridge, which spans the Han River, won the 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

The lighting design on the bridge also received the ‘Best Citation’ Award from the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in 2014.-VNA