International Landscape Design Competition for Han river

OMGEVING: The city of Da Nang is located in central Vietnam and consists of five districts. These districts cover a total surface area of 1,250 km² and have a total population of about one million inhabitants. The city of Da Nang, characterized by its two coastlines along the East Sea and the Han River Delta in the city center, is currently in a state of vast economic expansion and urban development.

For the international landscape design competition, OMGEVING designed a park of 2.2 hectare on a strategic location along the Han river in Da Nang. This intervention transforms both riverbanks in a high quality public park with a customized design for the rapidly expanding city of Da Nang. A key design principle includes restoring natural river vegetation within the city while creating a park which design refers to the original riverbanks. A functional layer is added to these riverbanks with on one hand water-bound functions such as water-taxi stops and waterhub building, and on the other hand park functions like sports and leisure areas. The introduction of 3,000 new trees will create a design unity at the scale of the city as a whole. The integration of two new (motor)bike and pedestrian bridges, one of which will be a market bridge, extends the park areas across the river and unites both riverbanks, consolidating the relationship between the east side and west side of the city of Da Nang. The total construction cost of the strategic park area is estimated at 85 million euro.

OMGEVING, member of the B-DNA partnership, worked with local partners HUNI architectes (France – Vietnam, architecture), NEY&partners (Belgium – Vietnam, design market bridge), Boydens Engineering (Belgium – Vietnam, sustainability) and HYDROSCAN (Belgium, water management). OMGEVING was awarded the joint first prize for this project in the prestigious international design competition for Han Riverfront Da Nang City. The jury decided to select two laureates out of seven accepted applicants. The other laureate is CPG Corporation, a Singapore based company.


Project name: International landscape design competition for Han river
Designer: OMGEVING, competition name ‘OMG-designers and partners’
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Client: Vietnam Institute of Architecture
Date of design: 2016
Surface area: 2.2 hectare
Team: Amedeo Ardolino, Andries Deconinck, Carolien Decq, Daphné Roels, Hang Zhang, Luc Wallays, Kevin Favere, Steven Petit
Partners: HUNI architectes (France – Vietnam), Boydens Engineering (Belgium – Vietnam), Ney&partners (Belgium – Vietnam) and Hydroscan (Belgium)

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