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New York, NY (January 14, 2009) - Following a review of 21 international competitors, the government of Vietnam selected a team comprising Perkins Eastman and two leading Korean firms—Posco E&C, and Jina Architects Co., Ltd.—to develop a master plan for Greater Hanoi. The plan will set the development guidelines for the entire 3,300 square km Capital Region.
Among the themes discussed in team presentation were: preserving the City’s historic core and its 1,000-year old architectural legacy; the projected growth of the City from its current population of just over six million to more than 10 million inhabitants by 2030; and the need to channel the expected growth into several satellite cities linked by new transit systems connecting each to the historic City core. Additionally, Hanoi is situated in one of the richest and fertile areas in the world. The team suggested a strategy for preserving more than 40 percent of the area for natural preserves, recreational space and agricultural uses while positioning Hanoi as a model for responsible, sustainably driven urban development.
The Perkins Eastman/Posco/Jina team was selected after presentations by the three finalists. Perkins Eastman Chairman Bradford Perkins, who delivered the final presentation on behalf of the team noted, “The opportunity to help shape the future of one of the world’s important capitals is a dream come true for any planning and design team.”
The Perkins Eastman/Posco E&C/Jina Architects Co., Ltd. team has been working together in Vietnam for two years prior to the award. In 2007 the team completed a master plan for part of Hatoy Province near Hanoi. This province was recently annexed into the expanded Capital District.
About Perkins Eastman
Perkins Eastman is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. The firm prides itself on creative planning and design that meets client goals and enhances the human experience. The firm carries out projects throughout North America and around the world. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning planning and design through its domestic offices in New York, NY; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Stamford, CT; and internationally in Dubai, UAE; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada.
About POSCO E&C
POSCO E&C, a subsidiary of POSCO—one of Korea’s leading steel manufacturers— is a global engineering & construction company established in December 1994. Since its founding the company has grown to meet challenges amid rapid changes in business environments based on its people-oriented value, new engineering technologies, and maintaining its commitment to sustainability as a leading 21st century business. From its strategic business planning to design, construction and test-run, POSCO E&C has earned the respect of their clients in diverse industries including manufacturing, construction, conservation, utilities, new city development, architecture, social overhead capital (SOC) and skyscrapers.
About JINA Architects Co., Ltd.
Since its inception in 1969, JINA has grown to become one of Korea’s leading planning and design firms. JINA, whose translation means, “true self,” employs 130 professionals who are dedicated to the pursuit of quality through client satisfaction, understanding the continued evolution of the architectural industry, and designing to enhance quality of life.