2018 IAP – Vietnam IAP, Community Design at Hanoi

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Project Info

Building on previous participatory community design project in Ho Chi Minh City (2014-2015), SUTD OLab embarked on a new community design project in Hanoi, this time in partnership with WorldVision and CapitaLand. The project aims to provide a safe and child-friendly learning and playing compound for a new kindergarten in Le Xa, a countryside 90-minute east of Hanoi, so that local children under three could be encouraged to go to pre-school and to receive proper nutrition and education. During IAP, students conducted participatory action research and co-design workshop with teachers and residents, supported by students from Vietnam National University of Civil Engineering. Final design was constructed during an expedition organized by CapitaLand in May 2018. The project is open to passionate students from all pillars willing to learn and contribute to community development through design.


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community system analysis & framing of opportunities with stakeholders


collaborative creative design with community


reframing into sustainable model run by community

Faculty/Students Involved

Asst. Prof. Chong Keng Hua