The 6,500sq.m complex of the Quang Ninh Provincial Library and Museum won the "Construction of the Year 2013" award at a ceremony held in Hanoi on January 15.

Jointly designed by the Vietnam Institute of Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning (VIAP) and the S Design JSC, the complex consists of three building blocks having contemporary design.

The buildings' glass walls are meant to reflect the picturesque beauty of the nearby World's Nature Heritage Ha Long Bay.

The construction was completed last October with a total investment capital of 900 billion VND (43 million USD).

Another key award of Architect of the Year was given to Bui Anh Phu Ninh, who is the head architect of CIC36 Architecture Company.

Veteran architect Dang Thai Hoang received the Architect Award for theory and criticism, while architect Dang Thai Hoang won the Community Architect Award.

The Potential Architect Award was given to Nguyen Phuoc Vinh, while the Honourable Architect Award was given to Vo Trong Nghia, who has won several international architectural prizes for his environmental-friendly designs., which is the official website of the Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUDPA), hosted the awards.-VNA