Dec 05, 2020 / 09:06

Landfill turned into a street of art

The Hanoitimes - The 500 meter road-stretches alongside of Red River in Phuc Tan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi becomes an art street thanks to the initiative of the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district.

The 500 meter road-stretches alongside of Red River in Phuc Tan ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi becomes an art street thanks to the initiative of the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district.

 

Once dumpsite of the neighborhood, the road is now turned into an interesting photo venue for young people. According to painter Tran Hau Yen The, 16 domestic and foreign artists were involved in the creation of the artworks

 

Artwork made from recycled materials is not only intended to entertain local residents, but also to raise awareness about environmental production.

 

Artist Vu Xuan Dong's boats, four in all, are made from 10,000 plastic bottles reminiscent of the once bustling Red River quay more than 100 years ago. 

 

A range of eye-catching colorful artworks.

 

A group of installations made from used metal containers. 

 

These installations were made of waste collected right from the landfill such as scrap metal, plastic, iron and glasses, among others.

 

The art road was under the project of Red River Slope Improvement Project. 

 

There are 16 artworks in total displayed along the road which were made from bottles, plastic jars, glass, and old wheels.

 

According to artist Nguyen The Son, curator of the project, this community project was not only aimed at recycling waste, but also telling stories of Red River's history through art.

 

The artwork entitled “Street Vendors” by artist Pham The Son.

 

The installation by Spanish designer Diego Cortiza is made of used bamboo chicken cages collected from the Long Bien market in combination with broken mirrors.

 

The artwork creators hope that the art street will encourage local people to lead a better and more sustainable life, while attracting more vistors.