Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan, which was designed by the US's Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), has been awarded the excellence prize from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the city's construction department announced on July 4.

According to AIA, SOM was responsible for two of the six winning projects in the Regional and Urban Design Category for the Denver Union Station Neighbourhood Transformation project and the Son Tra Peninsula Strategic Vision Plan. Both projects demonstrate SOM's commitment to ecologically integrated and livable development strategies.

Adjacent to downtown Da Nang city and covering nearly of unique natural landscape, the Son Tra Peninsula project outlines strategies to guide future development and to protect this peninsula's unique natural assets, which are currently threatened by a wide range of economic development pressures.-VNA