“Community space design contest, for an exciting Ha Noi” The final round



Ha Noi, 24/11/2017 - The Final Round of “Community Space Design Contest, for an Exciting Ha Noi” will take place at 2:00PM – 5:30PM on Saturday, November 25th at Conference room C1-C2, Green One UN House, 304 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi with the present of Hoan Kiem District People’s Committe, UN-Habitat Viet Nam, the Organizers, the specialists in the field of architecture and social activities, the contestants, the people of Trang Tien and Hang Ma Wards, and the community.

“Community Space Design Contest, for an Exciting Ha Noi!”

Aiming to address the current situation of wasting and inappropriate usage of public space in Ha Noi, Hoan Kiem People’s Committee and the United Nations Human Settlements in Viet Nam (UN-Habitat) have organized the “Community Space Design Contest, for an Exciting Ha Noi” and chose Center of Live & Learn for Environment and Community as the direct implementing partner. Main purpose of the contest is to seek for creative solutions on public space innovation for Hoan Kiem Lake areas, with focus on the 2 main streets of Dinh Le – Nguyen Xi and Phung Hung.

“Community Space Design Contest, for an Exciting Ha Noi” is a platform for the youth and the community to realize their creative space innovation ideas, bringing art and culture to the residential areas in different ways, and transforming the public spaces in Ha Noi. With our belief: “The community’s participation in the city construction and development will ensure high social sustainability, equality and inclusiveness”, we look forward to the participation and support of the whole community.

“Community Space Design Contest, for an Exciting Ha Noi” – The Final Round

After a month launching the contest, the Organizers have chosen 11 best teams from more than 50 high-quality applications of the students and community organization. In the Final Round, the contestants will have a chance to present their ideas in front of the Judges using Minecraft platform.


Members of the Jury Panel:

The most excellent and feasible ideas will be evaluated, scored, peer reviewed, commented and awarded after the Final round.

Through the final round, we look forward to find the best and most feasible ideas to implement on Phung Hung and Dinh Le – Nguyen Xi streets, which can contribute to the positive transformation of Ha Noi public spaces, and Hoan Kiem District public spaces in particular. In this process, the specialists, architects, urban and public space researchers will support the policy makers, ultimately resulting in innovative, feasible and humane solutions.

We hope that with the support of the media and communication partners, this Final round of the “Community space design Contest, for an exciting Ha Noi” will be able to withdraw the attention and participation of the whole community.

For more information, please contact:

Project Officer: Ms. Tram Anh, Mobile: (+84) 163 6366 288, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/MangLuoiTheHeXanh/


UN-Habitat is the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for urban areas. It is established since 1978 and its mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote sustainable urban development and provide adequate shelter for all. Our vision is cities without slums that are livable places for all, which does not pollute the environment or deplete precious natural resources. At the dawn of a new urban era, with most of humanity now living in cities, UN-Habitat is at the frontline of the battle against urban poverty and environmental degradation. UN-Habitat’s activities focus on improving urban planning, providing cities with greater access to financial resources, urban upgrading and public spaces development, disaster mitigation and reconstruction programmes, and promoting the development of green cities to tackle climate change.

Live & Learn Center for Environment and Community is an NPO, NGO and member of Live & Learn Environmental Education International network. Live & Learn was established with the aim of educating, mobilising communities, and facilitating supportive partnerships in order to foster a greater understanding of sustainability, and to help move towards a sustainable future.