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Hanoi renovating French villa

The villa of nearly 1,000 square meters in Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, was repaired according to the principles and methods applied in France.

On the morning of April 27, the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district and the International Cooperation Agency for Paris held the ground-breaking ceremony of the project of preserving, repairing and anti-degrading villa 49 Tran Hung Dao – 46 Hang Bai (Hoan Kiem district).

The project is expected to be completed in March 2023, will be put into operation with the function of the French Street Cultural Exchange Center of Hanoi.

The side of the villa with large pieces of walls has peeled off. The frame is still intact. 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.

Front of the villa. The total area of ​​​​the villa is 993 m2, of which the floor is 400 m2, the rest is grass and walkway. The work is located at the corner of the intersection of Hang Bai – Tran Hung Dao, built in the early 20th century.

Most of the outer wall has been peeled off, exposing the brickwork.

Mr. Duong Duc Tuan, Vice Chairman of Hanoi City, said that Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee is expected to complete the project in March 2023, but city leaders suggested that the district and units strive to speed up the progress and complete the project. become earlier.

Hoan Kiem District continues to coordinate with relevant localities and units to review, inspect and select old villas and architectural works of value built before 1954, and put them in the list of embellishments. conserve.

The largest room on the first floor is currently the temporary residence of the villa security group.

The space is not cylindrical, consisting of many windows attached as part of the house.

The 2nd floor plan has two large rooms, two small rooms and a balcony.

Particularly, the second floor is equipped with two fireplaces, the foundation shows many solid metal beams.

The roof is exposed to many iron beams, on the top is a corrugated iron roof that was built a long time ago to protect from rain.

The wall separating the rooms is more than 10 cm thick.

The surrounding wall is left outside the villa on Tran Hung Dao street.

Perspective of the villa after repair. The project after completion is expected to become a new tourist destination, an ideal place to hold trade and economic promotion events between Vietnam and France.

Heritage lovers of Hanoi coming here will learn about the formation of the French Quarter, the influences and cultural interference between France and Vietnam, not only in architecture and urban areas but also in lifestyle throughout the period. the first half of the 20th century.

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