Award for thesis on water defense in Vietnam
Alumna Rapa Surajaras won the KuiperCompagnons Gradatuation Award 2019 for masterstudents for her thesis ‘Breathe: Redefining a zone of informal settlements for Ho Chi Minh City’. Her project was selected by the professional jury from over thirty contributions to the annual competition by magazine Blauwe Kamer.
Her thesis contains a strategy for protection from high water levels in the delta of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Jury chairman Van den Boomen: “This project touches upon all scales of landscape architecture. The control of the proposed techniques leads to beautiful images. Surajaras has eye for the tradtions of the local people and shows love for the place. Her project can be implemented on every delta!”
Graduation thesis ‘Breathe: Redefining a zone of informal settlements for Ho Chi Minh City’ by Rapa Surajaras, under guidance of mentors Inge Bobbink en Esther Gramsbergen.