In recent years, preserving the iconic Long Bien Bridge has attracted public concern in Hanoi. With a determination to maintain heritage, Vietnamese architects have worked hard to preserve the bridge for the next generation. A project that would transform Long Bien Bridge into a cultural art space of Vietnamese-French architect Nguyen Nga has received public attention. The project will be carried out under the private-public partnership model, with total investment of 215 million USD. The project has received warm response from many other architects and authorised bodies as the bridge will become a historical tourism site, attracting both home and foreign visitors. However, there will be difficulties in implementing the project. Long Bien Bridge has witnessed the ups and downs and historical moments of the capital city. Therefore, transforming the bridge into a museum is architects’ aspiration. After a century to serve its transportation function, the bridge has been seriously … [Read more...] about Long Bien Bridge expected to be turned into living museum
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Viet Nam News Trần Ngọc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Construction Association, speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about key reasons for the delays in the renovation of old living quarters in Hà Nội. How do you evaluate the national programme to renovate old living quarters? The national programme to renovate old living quarters was launched more than 10 years ago, but its implementation has been very slow. As a consequence, its results have been limited. According to the latest report, some 25 percent of the old living quarters have been described as “very dangerous.” They could collapse at any time and the lives of people living in these building are at risk. What are the main factors preventing the programme from following its approved plan? The Government’s policy is totally right, yet specific guidelines and solutions to implement the policy have not been translated into real life. I should say the implementation of the … [Read more...] about Why does renovation of old living quarters proceed so slowly?
Anantara Hoi An Resort opens art spaceThe Saigon Times Daily art space is the first dedicated creative hub and artists' meetup venue in Hoi An - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ANANTARA HOI AN RESORT HCMC - Anantara Hoi An Resort opened art space, Hoi An's first dedicated creative hub and artists' meetup venue, on the Rue des Arts on October 2. art space is an art and dining concept venue, where innovative food creations and original artwork combine to offer new experiences for foodies and art lovers alike. The indoor space is home to the art on display along with a gastro-style menu, while the outdoor terrace, named pizza at art space, is poised to become Hoi An's top destination for quality, wood-fired oven pizza. The resort's executive chef Geert-Jan Vaartjes effortlessly merges traditional recipes and techniques with ingredients unique to Vietnam, local cheeses and Vietnamese-inspired dishes. He also mixes technology with art and food with a 3D printer, literally bringing food to new … [Read more...] about Anantara Hoi An Resort opens art space
The Hanoitimes - A series of new mural roads in Hanoi show that the city is paying more attention to the development of its public space. Mural corner in Phung Hung Street, Hanoi Only recently has Hanoi recognized and paid attention to the protection, maintenance of public space, as well as action against the encroachment and decline of PS. However, it is not true that all public space or community art projects would make life better, architect Tran Huy Anh (Hanoi Architect Association) told Hanoitimes. In your opinion, how was Vietnamese community art, or in other words, street fresco originated? The remarkable street mural project in Vietnam is in Tam Thanh commune (Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province.) Initially, this project is quite successful due to the support of a Korean organization with 20 years of experience in community projects. The project has turned Tam Thanh from a remote fishing village into a tourist attraction. In so speaking, Hanoi learnt Tam Thanh to do … [Read more...] about Awakening of Hanoi public space
The unparalleled Pool Villas of Diamond Island are a bright spot in the residential scene of Ho Chi Minh City, seamlessly blending the natural environment of the serenely flowing water on two sides and the metropolitan sight of the central business district. Only very few can enjoy the unequalled lifestyle that comes with a pioneering luxury housing concept. Diamond Island of Kusto Home is the first project of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City, with a selection of exquisite villas outclassing everything known so far. A unique feature of Diamond Island is the incomparable excellence of the facilities, leaving nothing to be desired and allowing families to indulge in privacy. While others escape their homes to find top-quality comfort and peace, Diamond Island provides a level of convenience not even the most prestigious resorts can offer—every day. The long list of top-class amenities comprises a private marina club and water taxi, a sports complex, and a Zen garden and BBQ areas, … [Read more...] about Unfettered freedom and luxurious living: Pool Villas at Diamond Island