Global Monument Design Competition “Goddess of Love”
The Global Monument Design Competition for the “Goddess of Love” has been officially launched to create a new symbol for the Valley of Love (Vallée d’Amour) in particular and the city of Da Lat in general. The most outstanding design ideas that express the beauty and significance of love will be honored and realized within the tourist area.
The competition is organized by Thanh Thanh Cong Tourist JSC (TTC Hospitality; HOSE: VNG), a member of TTC Group. In collaboration with the Vietnam Design Association HCMC (VDAS) and the Vietnam Design Award (VMARK). On a global scale, the organizers hope that the competition will receive the attention and support of specialized media units. Domestically/ internationally to contribute to creating a unique wonder that bears the imprint of Vietnam on the world tourism map.
The competition is not only an opportunity for architects, designers, and all those who love and have a passion for the design/creative field in Vietnam and around the world to show their uniqueness and artistic perspective. But also an opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities before 17 juries who are leading. Professors, Doctorates, Chairman, Founders, Directors, Advisors, and Expert, from Japan, Hong Kong, Finland, UK, US, Poland, Chile, and Vietnam.
Ar. Dang Van Thanh – Chairman of TTC Group, and Cand chairman of the Jury Board, believes that with its 130-year history of development and unique advantages in terms of nature and people. Dalat has long been a famous tourist city in Vietnam. TTC Group is fortunate to own the Vallée d’Amour – one of the most poetic tourist destinations in this region. “Through the competition, we hope to find the most beautiful and meaningful design for the Statue of the Goddess of Love that ensures the aesthetic elements. Reflects the spirit of honoring love, and contributes to creating breakthroughs and highlights of the Da Lat plateau. And promotes the development of tourism in Da Lat city in particular and Lam Dong province in general”, he said.
According to the organizers, the Global Monument Design Competition “Goddess of Love” has an appealing prize pool, including 01 grand prizes of VND400,000,000 in cash and a VND50,000,000-worth TTC Hospitality voucher; 05 creative prizes: each prize is VND10,000,000 in cash and a VND 10,000,000-worth TTC Hospitality voucher each. In addition, outstanding individuals will be honored at the VMARK Vietnam Design Awards 2023 Ceremony.
About Vallée d’Amour.
The Valley of Love, located 6km away from Da Lat city center is a stunning and valuable site that covers an area of nearly 140 hectares. Originally named Vallée d’Amour by the French in the 1930s, it became a national tourist attraction in 1998 and has since attracted both domestic and international tourists with its pleasant weather and breathtaking natural beauty. During the past years, TTC Group has devoted much effort to developing and awakening the “muse” amidst the Da Lat plateau. We have introduced modern elements while also preserving cultural heritage and showing respect for the natural environment, giving it a fresh and heartfelt appearance. The tourist site is loved by many domestic and international tourists and has won many prestigious awards domestically and internationally.
Mr. DANG VAN THANH – Chairman of TTC Group, Chairman of the Jury; Professor KOJI SAKAI – Board Member of the (JID). Also, Professor PATRICK FONG – Chairman of the APDC Asia Pacific Design Center, is a Professor at the Hong Kong/China Academy of Art. Moreover, Dr. STEFFEN LEHMANN – Former CEO of the School of the Architecture/University of Nevada (USA); Dr. PHAM HUNG CUONG – Rector of the Industrial Fine Arts University.
Moreover, Mr. TATU AHLROOS – President-Elect 2024-2026 of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), Interior Architect at Synopsis Architects Ltd. And Former President of the Association of Finnish Architects. Additionally, Mr. NIWA HIROYUKI – President of the Japan Interior Designers’ Association, Chairman of the Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association. Also, Mr. JESPER THOMSEN – Executive Director of the OPAL Design Awards (UK); Mr. MARCIN HUSARZ – Founder/CEO of Competitions Archi. Additionally, Mr. HO TAN DUONG – Chairman of Vietnam Design Association, HCMC (VDAS); Ms. DANH TRAN. Founder and CEO of the Vietnam Design Award, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Design Association, HCMC (VDAS); Mr. DAVID BASULTO. Founder/Editor-in-Chief of ArchDaily; Mr. NGUYEN XUAN PHUC – Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Design Association, HCMC (VDAS). Deputy Head of the Architecture Department at HUTECH University of Technology and Education in Ho Chi Minh City.
Architects, designers, as well as all those who love and are passionate about the design/creative field. Both domestically and internationally, those interested in the Global Monument Design Competition for the “Goddess of Love” can find more information and submission guidelines at: https://www.vietnamdesign.org.vn/gol-contest.
Start accepting entries: March 10th, 2023
Deadline for registration: April 10th, 2023
Deadline for all entries: June 05th, 2023
Announcement of TOP 10: June 15th, 2023
Awards ceremony: June 23rd, 2023.
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