A flagship building at RMIT Vietnam has been named a winner in the High Quality Construction Awards by Vietnam's Ministry of Construction.
RMIT Vietnam University's Academic Building 2, or AB2 as it's known to students and staff, is one of 50 construction projects in the country to receive the award.
After officially opening in 2013, AB2 doubled the teaching space at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South's campus.
The building's 14,400 square metres over six levels can accommodate up to 1100 students at any one time.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald acknowledged the millions of hours that went into the design, engineering and construction of the building.
"AB2, which meets Australian five-star 'green building' standards, was designed by Australian architectural firm Pentago Spowers International," Professor McDonald said.
"Construction work was carried out by Vietnamese contractor Hoa Binh Construction.
"The work of these contractors, along with the interior design by international firm AEDAS, has enabled the latest in teaching and learning technology and a range of flexible learning spaces."
The prestigious biannual High Quality Construction Awards program assesses buildings in Vietnam against criteria such as sustainability, quality assurance, safe construction practices, fire protection, new technology application and complying with construction regulation.