Hanoi renovated and repaired an ancient French villa with an area of nearly 1,000 square meters located on a two-fronted “diamond” land.
On the morning of April 27, the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district (Hanoi) held the groundbreaking ceremony of the project “Preserving, repairing and anti-degrading villa 49 Tran Hung Dao – 46 Hang Bai”. The villa has an area of 993m2, located at the corner of the intersection of Hang Bai – Tran Hung Dao, built in the early 20th century. This is one of the buildings that still retains many architectural values
The special thing is that the project will be restored according to the principles and methods being applied in France, with the goal of becoming a model restoration project for similar projects in the area. After completing conservation, repair and anti-degradation, the villa will be put into operation with the function of the French Street Cultural Exchange Center of Hanoi.
The villa is peeling, the walls are mossy, wide cracks appear
This villa consists of 2 floors and a tum floor built in French architecture. Up to now, the imprints of typical French architecture are still present through every detail such as rough textures, carved patterns, colors of each patchy wall or degraded old doors… “support” the house, people use long iron bars
Mr. Duong Duc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the City People’s Committee. Hanoi said that Hoan Kiem district is expected to complete the project in March 2023, but the city’s leaders suggested that the district and units strive to speed up the progress and complete it sooner.
The first floor of the villa is the temporary residence of the security group. On the 2nd floor there are two large rooms, two small rooms and a balcony. Inside the room is equipped with a fireplace
The roof is exposed to many iron beams, on top is a corrugated iron roof built long ago to protect from rain
According to research, in the late 80s of the last century, this used to be the headquarters of the Literature Publishing House. In the period from 1998 to 2003, the villa changed hands many times, then was transferred to a business, but then it was still abandoned.
Over the past 10 years, the authorities could not agree on a plan to renovate, divide and use the villa. Finally, the villa was assigned to a housing construction company in the city for site clearance. The fate of the precious mansion made those who care regret it. By April 2022, Hanoi agreed to embellish and preserve valuable villas built before 1954
The ruins inside the old villa, the door frames are completely damaged
The balcony part of the villa
Through the implementation of the project to renovate the villa 49 Tran Hung Dao – 46 Hang Bai, the Vice President of Hanoi requested to develop a process, define a mechanism for embellishing and preserving villas and architectural works. valid in the City. The Department of Foreign Affairs continues to contact the Embassy of the Republic of France to request the Paris Metropolitan Area’s agencies to help in the process of collecting documents and making plans to preserve the villas.
Some pieces of decorative tiles for the terrace railing, floral tiles for the office floor, and hexagonal tiles in the reception hall, were displayed at the Project Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Perspective of the villa after repair. The completed work is oriented to exploit as a cultural institution serving the community, clearly demonstrating a synchronous strategy including both aspects of conservation and promotion of value for an element. urban heritage. Besides, this will also be the place to introduce the basic principles to keep in mind when conducting a project to restore, embellish and promote the value of an ancient French architecture. With the new function, the project will become a new cultural destination of Hoan Kiem district in particular and Hanoi city in general.
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