The project is jointly organized by the Faculty of Architecture and Planning, National University of Civil Engineering, AIF Fund and UNESCO, alongside the company of British Embassy and the Embassy of Italy.

The project is a part of a series of creative activities of Hanoi, one of the members of the UNESCO Creative City network, aiming to encourage the youth’s engagement in promoting cultural values through creativity. It is also part of a research on the connection between design and the circular economy system – the sustainable growth trend that is currently being promoted globally.

The tendency of using recycled material in design and art is now highly favored worldwide, producing creative artworks and applications with distinctive and vivid storytelling methods

which significantly helps in communicating educational values and raising awareness of the community. Applying recycling in these fields itself is a message that offers a fresh perspective on the usage of this source of material. This trend doesn’t only discover new solutions to environmentally harmful waste (especially plastic), but also lessens the pressure on exploiting natural material sources. 

‘WASTE INTO ART 2021’ has three main aims:

  1. Raising awareness of students on proposing solutions through training courses at universities with the help of experts.
  2. Researching recycle methods through designing and using recycled materials for new applications.
  3. Inspiring the community to carry out similar research and ideas.

Requirement: Turn plastic waste into a modular pavilion structure.

Contestants: Architecture, interior, urban planning and art students nationwide, as individuals or as  a group of up to 5 members. 

The opening ceremony will be held online on Zoom from 3 to 4:30pm on Monday, the 12th of July, 2021.

Meeting ID: 2438691973 

No password required.


Contact info

Hotline: Bui Phuong Ngoc – 0943479886/Chu Ngoc Huyen – 0944789191


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