On the occasion of David Kohler’s visit to Vietnam and the opening of the first signature showroom in Ho Chi Minh City, the Kohler Vietnam team presented the Youth Union with financial support and Clarity Water filters for their stewardship projects and a seminar about sustainability in design.
The team offered university students who study architecture and design at Hong Bang International University a morning of lively presentations by architects who are focusing on sustainable and green architecture.
On June 4, 2019, David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Company, awarded the Youth Union, the largest socio-political organization of Vietnamese youth and university students with a cheque for their stewardship activities in the country. He was seconded by our distributor RitaVo who also gifted a nice sum to the organization to encourage their efforts.
After the ceremony, moderator Nguyen Phan Thuy Duong, Editor of Elle Decoration Vietnam Magazine, took the stage to introduced David Kohler to a group of architecture students. He shared the company’s long history, the focus on sustainability and social impact, and the concern for the environment with the young, attentive audience.
His presentation was followed by speakers Luigi Campanale, Ceo SCE Project Asia, Matteo Belfiore, AIA associate, Olivier Souquet, architect and founding member of DE-SO, and Vu Linh Quang, deputy director of Ardor Architects.
During the morning seminar, they shared their experiences and insights of sustainability in design, its principles, and practical applications. Speakers took the students and guests on a journey into the world of environmentally conscious and eco-design where low-impact materials, energy efficiency, and emotionally durable designs reign.
They shared their thoughts on venturing into an architectural career with a focus on reuse and recycle, and how the built environment can benefit from young, enthusiastic professionals who apply these principles of design from the start of their careers.
At the end of the presentations, the panel discussion moderated by Nguyen Phan Thuy Duong gave the audience an opportunity to learn more about specific questions and ask their most burning ones.
The message of the event was clear and loud. It is not too late to start thinking about sustainable buildings and green practices to make a lasting change in the environment and society.