We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winner for our "Monte D'Oiro Wine Hotel" competition – Manh Thang Vu from France!

Manh Thang Vu from France

I'm working as an architect at Architecturestudio, an international architecture, urban planning, and interior design company founded in 1973, based in Paris, Shanghai, and Zug. The company has 13 associates and 150 peoples of 20 different nationalities.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

At Architecturestudio, we focus mainly on large scale projects: the European Parliament, the Institut du Monde Arabe, the National Theatre of Bahrein, etc. One of the projects that I have recently participated in is the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (Vietnam); it is designed for 15,000 students on a site of 64 ha.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

In each region, architecture has its own identity; it reflects the local environment, culture, and society. It is the role of an architect to preserve and promote this relation.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

I can always find interesting challenges thanks to the variety of project types and contexts in architecture competitions.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

Participating in an architecture competition is a good chance to break any boundaries and express your personality!

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