On January 19, AkzoNobel, a Dutch multinational company (MNC) specialised in producing paints and coatings as well as specialty chemicals, together with Vietnamese architecture and construction website Ashui.com, hosted the Ashui Awards in Ho Chi Minh City.
Since 2012, the Ashui Awards—Vietnam’s first award system obtaining the sponsorship of Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA)—has been held annually by Ashui.com to serve the long-term development of the domestic construction sector.
Ashui Awards 2017 preserved the prize structure of the award system, which included five conventional categories: Architect of the Year, Building of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Developer of the Year, and Engineer of the Year.
Exceptionally, the Future Project of the Year and Green Building of the Year titles were added to this year’s list of awards in order to catch up with the latest trend of sustainable architecture. Additionally, the architecture-centric awards was designed to acknowledge reputable architects, contractors, and engineering firms, as well as investors and real estate developers who made significant contributions to the society.
|Ashui Awards played a vital role in enhancing AkzoNobel's leading position in the Vietnamese specialty chemicals market
Nguyen Cong Hai, marketing director of AkzoNobel Paint Vietnam, spoke about the prominent achievements recorded in Vietnam’s architecture industry over the past several years: “AkzoNobel committed to motivating architects and designers to create more high-quality architectural products that could meet the accommodation demands of customers. Besides, thanks to Ashui Awards, AkzoNobel could also create an exciting playground for all architects to communicate, share knowledge, and gain experiences, thereby forming a community of potential young designers in the long run.”
“Thanks to the Ashui Awards, the Netherlands-based MNC could provide sustainable solutions and introduce innovative paint products which were manufactured with improved features, such as easy application, high durability, eco-friendliness, and optimal wall protection in all weather conditions, to potential clients, such as architects, designers, and customers. Bridging the gap between AkzoNobel and other enterprises and customers, the award system played a vital role in enhancing the leading position of AkzoNobel in the Vietnamese specialty chemicals market,” Hai said.
With the key objective of sustainable development, AkzoNobel made an unwavering commitment to optimise paint products to provide architectural benefits to customers. As a result, innovative paint products provided by the Dutch MNC would cater comprehensive and professional solutions to the majority of the market, offering practicality as well as inspiring customers in their daily routine.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, AkzoNobel, a major producer of specialty chemicals, has a staff of approximately 45,000 people in 80 countries, producing a diversified portfolio of well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon, and Eka.