The project, coordinated by the Hoan Kiem People’s Committee, the UN-Habitat and the Korea Foundation, was jointly conducted by South Korean and Vietnamese artists on 19 of the railway viaduct spans on Phung Hung Street. The murals depict a changing Hanoi while preserving traditional elements.
Finalising a mural on the street.
Phung Hung is set to become a walking street connected with the old quarter area. It will be a tourist destination with cultural and cuisine products.
Under the project, contemporary art for the first time was introduced to the community in a public space. The works of art created a unique walking space that links the values of heritage, arts and community.
The project has inspired young people to take initiatives to preserve heritages while using a public space. The model of Phung Hung Fresco Street was presented at the ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
|Meant to capture the soul of a thousand years of culture and civilization of Hanoi, Phung Hung Fresco Street is not only a venue for taking photos, but also a unique space for painting and folk games.
By Cong Dat & Thanh Giang