Old French-style villas in the capital to be examined for preservation
More than 1,200 French-style villas in Hanoi built before 1954 will be examined for their condition, values and need for preservation by the Hanoi People’s Committee.
|An old French-style villa built before 1954 on Chau Long Street. VNS Photo Thuy Hang|
Hanoi City People’s Council asked the Municipal People’s Committee to lead the review and report on the condition of ancient villas and architectural works built before 1954 in the city.
The report must specify the number, addresses, current condition, ownership and classification of buildings, in addition to proposals for future management solutions and lists of old villas and architectural works to be maintained, renovated, embellished and preserved. in 2021-2025.
The Municipal People’s Committee published a list of 1,253 villas subject to management and use in accordance with the regulations on the management and use of old villas built before 1954 in Hanoi at the end of 2013.
In this list, there were 352 state-owned villas, 100 organization-owned, 301 private villas, and 500 mixed-ownership villas.
The old villas are mainly concentrated in five districts including Ba Dinh (428 villas), Hoan Kiem (527 villas), Hai Ba Trung (270 villas), Tay Ho (14 villas) and Dong Da (14 villas).
The authorities plan to update and re-edit the list of villas and architectural works built before 1954 for more efficient management and use.
In addition, the city must also review the management and maintenance of the city’s parks and flower gardens to offer investment and post-investment management solutions.
Urgent conservation of ancient French villas in Hanoi
French-built villas are a heritage that makes Hanoi’s urban elegance and beauty unique in Southeast Asia.