Seeking solutions for the future of Vietnamese living spaces

April 04, 2022 | 11:00
The Architecture Leader Perspective (ALP) for 2021-2022 on the future of Vietnamese living space made its debut on March 31 in Hanoi to find innovative solutions to the problems facing contemporary architecture.
Seeking solutions for the future of Vietnamese living space
Architects talked about concepts for the future of Vietnamese living spaces

Vietnam is a developing country with rapid urbanisation and significant potential for economic development and the use of technology in the living environment. However, many challenges have been posed, such as the thirst for green space among the overloaded facilities and infrastructure.

Seeking solutions for the future of Vietnamese living space
Katsuaki Uchidate, general director of LIXIL Vietnam

ALP, which was initiated in 2016 by the Japanese manufacturer of building materials and housing equipment LIXIL Vietnam, is a platform to support the development and connection of the architecture and design community on a national scale.

The ALP 2021-2022 programme – under the patronage of Ho Chi Minh City Associations of Architects, Saigon Construction and Building Materials Association, Vietnam Association for Building Materials, and Hoan Kiem district's People's Committee – requires six criteria for better living spaces. These cover safe, healthy, convenient, smart, sustainable, and sublime living. The programme focuses on seeking proposals for future living spaces in Vietnam, gradually solving the problems in architectural design and construction.

Katsuaki Uchidate, general director of LIXIL Vietnam and founder and sponsor of ALP2021-2022 said, "The programme aims to promote a concept to optimise the living space for Vietnamese people. Through a platform connecting architects, engineers, researchers, and managers, we are looking for initiatives to solve the problems of contemporary architecture in the country. In addition to meeting the essential needs of users, spaces should be ready to adapt to any changes in the future, ensuring sustainability and promoting a more enjoyable life."

The ALP programme announced research projects including House in the suburbs, Zu - Space 0, Solutions for public spaces in high-rise residential areas, Artificial Intelligence – From Architecture to Life, and Mid-rise housing in Vietnam.

The programme has produced in-depth studies undertaken by companies, architectural offices, and interdisciplinary experts.

LIXIL Vietnam currently develops four product brands, Grohe, INAX, American Standard, and TOSTEM. It has 11 factories, more than 3,300 employees, and 8,000 stores across the country.

By Huong Nguyen

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