CNN ‘Ones to Watch’ to honour Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia

Tuesday, 2014-12-30 21:37:33
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NDO/CNN - The US news cable CNN has selected Vietnamese outstanding architect Vo Trong Nghia to appear on the channel’s ‘Ones to Watch’ next month.

January’s episode of ‘Ones to Watch’ features international architect David Adjaye, the man behind the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in the US.

Adjaye selected Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, shortlisted for Building of the Year 2014 at the World Architecture Forum, as ‘one to watch’. Nghia is adamant about using raw materials from his home country like bamboo to build homes for the people who live there.

Born in 1976, Vo Trong Nghia was a valedictorian of Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan) in 2002. He also received a master's degree with distinction from the University of Tokyo in 2004.

He was voted as one of 10 best architects in 2012 by US monthly magazine Architectural Record.

The show also features Kunle Adeyemi, a remarkable Nigerian architect, who uses architectural ingenuity to tackle problems of building in his country’s waterfront cities.