West lake and its surrounding area in Hanoi will be planned to become a cultural and spiritual destination for domestic and international tourists.
In the recent plans, Hanoi’s authorities are determined to include West lake in the strategy of protection and the planning of its surrounding needs to be completed for effective exploitation, Kinh te & Do thi reported.
West lake. Photo: Pham Hung/Kinhtedothi.vn
Specifically, in the Urban Area Planning of West lake and vicinity (A6), the lake will become the center for urban development. The spatial structure is organized in strips and layers created by routes around the lake. Specially, the spatial axis of Quang An peninsula will be created to connect West lake with the Red river and Co Loa citadel.
Director of the Hanoi Department of Planning and Architecture Nguyen Truc Anh said that in order to implement the goal of building a modern and typical theater for the capital city, the municipal People’s Committee has accepted funding by real estate developer Sun Group to research a detailed planning of Quang An peninsula. The planning will be submitted to the committee for approval.
Sun Group has invited design consultant Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the world’s leading consultant in the field of designing theaters in the world, to propose ideas. The invitation of this consulting firm has been approved by the municipal Party Committee and People’s Committee.
According to Mr. Truc Anh, only when the partial adjustment of this urban zoning plan is approved, will there be a legal basis to implement the detailed planning project of the spatial axis of Quang An peninsula so that West lake area can become a cultural and spiritual destination for domestic and international tourists.
Along with new projects in Quang An peninsula, Hanoi is working on other projects to change the landscape of West lake which include Ho Tay Water Park and New Sun Park, which were approved by the municipal People’s Committee in 2020. Currently, the Hanoi Institute of Construction Planning is implementing a comprehensive perspective plan for this project.
Besides, Mr. Pham The Vinh, chairman of Nhat Tan ward People’s Committee in Tay Ho district, said that the pedestrian space in Trinh Cong Son street located in the ward is going to be expanded to an area of up to 26 hectares. The application dossier for the pedestrian space expansion to the West lake’s embankment is being finalized to submit to the Hanoi People’s Committee for approval.