Phu Yen: Nghinh Phong Tower Square – unique architectural complex won World’s Leading City Monument 2023

(TITC) – Nghinh Phong Tower Square, located in the coast of Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province (South Central of Vietnam) has just awarded as World’s Leading City Monument 2023 by World Travel Awards in the Grand Final Gala Ceremony organised in Dubai.

Previously, on 17 November, Nghinh Phong Tower Square is the only project in Southeast Asia to be awarded the 2023 Asian Urban Landscape award.

With a double of major international awards in architecture and landscape, Nghinh Phong Tower Square, once again affirms the unique value and new symbol of the dynamic, green and beautiful young city of Tuy Hoa, contributing to promoting tourism in the province.

Nghinh Phong Tower Square on Tuy Hoa beach (Photo: Tuy Hoa City People’s Committee)

Respect the value of culture and history

Nghinh Phong Tower Square is located at the intersection of Nguyen Huu Tho Boulevard and Doc Lap Street, running along the coast. Nghinh Phong Tower is the centre of the space of Tuy Hoa Coastal Park and the space of high-end resorts, creating a complex of modern, open coastal urban space, with blue sea, white sand, and golden sunshine.

Nghinh Phong Tower is designed with high symbolism, respecting the cultural and historical values of the land and people of Phu Yen associated with the culture and history of the Vietnamese nation.

The design idea for building Nghinh Phong Tower Square was implemented in April 2019, by HUNI architects Vietnam Company. The square concept was inspired by special national landscapes of Da Dia Reefs combining the legend of “Hundred eggs” of the legendary Au Co – Lac Long Quan. The project was constructed in nearly 2 years by a consortium of domestic construction companies and completed on 30th November 2021.

The square consists of 4 main parts. It is a square yard with a total area of ​​7.190m², semicircular, paved with granite. The tower yard is an outdoor stage for event organisation.

The centre is Nghinh Phong Tower. The steps are staggered from 7 to 9 steps. The tower body consists of two towers (twin towers) with 30m and 35m high. Each part consists of 50 adjacent stone blocks, arranged next to each other from low to high, gradually moving inside.

The “Nghinh Phong” wind opening is 2m wide and 15m long. On the two walls between the two towers are bas-reliefs about the legend of Lac – Hong, telling in images the historical story of the Vietnamese people.

Nghinh Phong Tower Square is designed in harmony with the surrounding landscape, ecological environment, and open sea space. The main material used for the project is locally available natural granite. In particular, Nghinh Phong tower honours traditional cultural and historical values. It is the image representing the 100 children in the myth. In the middle are two tall towers, one 35m high represents Lac Long Quan, and the other lower tower represents Au Co, yin – yang harmony, is a symbol of solidarity of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

By night, a unique lighting system combined with Bobine Tesia technology, 3D mapping and high intensity laser, creating a multi-colored dance of light.

Nghinh Phong Tower Square in night (Photo: Duong Thanh Xuan)

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The name Nghinh Phong (wind-welcoming) represents the mindset of Phu Yen people in the easternmost land of the country, wishing for sustainable development in accordance with nature, and being open to receiving energy sources from the sea. Nghinh Phong Tower is considered as the place to receive the east wind and prosperity from the ocean.

Nghinh Phong Tower Square contributes to changing and enhancing the city’s appearance, creating highlights and differences of Tuy Hoa compared to surrounding coastal cities. The city appears modern and environmentally friendly. The monument is a tourism symbol for Tuy Hoa City and also for Phu Yen Province.

Since the inauguration, the square has become the place where many major events of the province are held. Nghinh Phong Tower has become a new symbol of Tuy Hoa City, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and check-in. Nghinh Phong Tower Square was once chosen by the Organising Board of SEA Games 31 (2022) as the setting for filming the MV of the song “Let’s shine”, the official song of SEA Games 31.

Tourists coming to Phu Yen cannot miss sightseeing and taking photos to check-in at Nghinh Phong Tower Square.

The FOR Vietnam caravan event recorded at Nghinh Phong Tower Square (Photo: Tran Quoi)

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