Hue intends to invite the “genie of the lamp” to relocate the ancient villa at 26 Le Loi
Instead of the plan to demolish the ancient villa with French architecture more than a century old, TT-Hue province is thinking of hiring a “genius” Nguyen Van Cu to survey and relocate to preserve the status quo.
On the morning of March 14, a leader of TT-Hue Provincial People’s Committee said that the provincial People’s Committee had just concluded to send the People’s Committee of Hue city about the survey and plan to relocate the ancient villa at 26 Le Loi Street (Hue City).
Accordingly, the old French-style villa will be moved to the opposite area, near the bank of the Perfume River with the idea of hiring “genius” Nguyen Van Cu (residing in Ho Chi Minh City) to move.
|An old villa in French architecture is located on the facade of Le Loi Street, Hue City|
After relocation, the vacant land at 26 Le Loi will be allocated by the government to investors to build commercial and service zones.
|The work is the interference of French architecture and indigenous architecture|
It is known that the French villa at 26 Le Loi was formerly the headquarters of the Union of Literary and Art Associations of TT-Hue province. With French architecture built in the early 20th century, the villa has beautiful, sophisticated and very valuable architecture, now over 100 years old.
After 1975, this villa was frequented by musician groups Tran Hoan, Van Cao, Trinh Cong Son, Tran Huu Phap…; writers and poets Thanh Hai, Nguyen Khoa Diem, To Nhuan Vy, Tran Thuy Mai…
In addition, this is also the place where many famous researchers, critics, and poets from all over the world have come to exchange cultural activities.
In early 2018, TT-Hue Provincial People’s Committee issued a decision to announce 27 typical French architectural works in Hue city in order to prepare for planning and calling for investment to preserve, embellish and promote. values of 27 buildings, however, the French villa No. 26 Le Loi is not on the list.
After that, TT-Hue Provincial People’s Committee agreed to allow Logi 3 Communication Services and Infrastructure Joint Stock Company to research and invest in THAT high-class hotel and commercial service complex project at land No. 26, 28 Le Loi Street, Hue City.
Before the above information, many intellectuals and artists in Hue reacted when another ancient French villa was in danger of being demolished to make a hotel.
|Fireplace according to French architecture still retains its sophistication and beauty over time|
“This is a typical building of French colonial architecture, with interference with local architecture; is an indispensable part of the value of landscape architecture along the most beautiful Le Loi street in Hue city.
Choosing the option of relocating the French villa to another location instead of demolishing it, in my opinion, is a very new story, worthy of recognition and support”, said Mr. Ho Dang Thanh Ngoc – Chairman of the Union of Arts and Culture Associations of TT-Hue Province state a point of view.
Vo Le Nhat – Chairman of Hue City People’s Committee said that after receiving the conclusion of the Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, this unit will coordinate with the Department of Construction to study whether the relocation of villa No. to the opposite position is spatially appropriate or not. As for the technical aspects of relocation, whether to hire a “genie” or not will have a specific calculation.
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