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Citadel street design wins top prize

In Uncategorized on April 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm




Citadel street design wins top prize


QĐND – Monday, April 19, 2010, 21:30 (GMT+7)

Architect Hoang Thuc Hao has won first prize in a design contest organised by the Vietnam Architects’ Association for his project to renovate 2km of Buoi Street near the Thang Long Citadel.


The jury said Hao’s design would prompt the modern generation to show more interest in Thang Long and its historical and cultural values.


Hao said the theme is to create a new citadel wall from traditional materials, including large brick and laterite and decorate it with ornamental gardens laid out in formal patterns and filled in with annual bedding plants, plus a variety of lighting effects.


“The message conveyed is the citadel was built to defend the peaceful life of the city’s resident,” he said.


If Hao’s design became a reality, it would turn a street arc, whose main use now was for parking and garbage storage, into a beautiful space for community activities, the organising committee said.


The competition called for innovate architectural ideas to conserve and renovate cultural and historical heritage assets. Forty-nine entries were received, including several from abroad.


The organising committee said the designs would be passed on to the Hanoi People’s Committee to assess their practicality and to serve as references.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

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