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Apr 28, 2024 / 16:52

Aquarium Pedestrian Bridge adds to Hanoi's charm

Contemporary art installations on the Tran Nhat Duat pedestrian bridge contribute to the promotion of pedestrian traffic and the beautification of Hanoi's urban space.

A lively 3D aquarium combined with modern lighting has just been installed at the pedestrian overpass on Tran Nhat Duat Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

This is the latest street art project carried out by artist Vu Xuan Dong and his colleagues.

According to curator Nguyen The Son, the aquarium walking bridge is a unique creation that combines both contemporary and traditional Vietnamese elements. "The project is inspired by the beauty of the ocean, combined with the painting "Ca chep vuot vu mon" or "Carp Pass Heaven's Gate to Become a Dragon" from the Hang Trong folk painting," he said.

The bridge arch is transformed into a large aquarium with dozens of vibrant and eye-catching fish models. On both sides of the bridge are impressive contemporary lighting installations. In addition, the stairs leading up to the bridge are decorated with two Hang Trong folk paintings. Meanwhile, under the bridge is a 3D mural called "Paper Boats."

The creators of the Aquarium Pedestrian Bridge project have previously participated in many public art projects on Phuc Tan and Phung Hung streets in Hoan Kiem District.  

 Tran Nhat Duat Street Pedestrian Bridge was built in 2014.
With a length of 44.6 m, a width of 3 m and two spans, the bridge is made of steel and reinforced concrete.
The bridge has recently been "dressed up", attracting the attention of passersby.
The colorful fish bring the whole area to life.
 Pedestrians show their excitement as they cross the bridge.
 Painter Le Dang Ninh and his light installation entitled “Waves”.
 The waves are interspersed with images from the ancient book "Mechanics and Crafts of the People of Annam" by French scholar Henri Oger (1885-1936).
 Fish, squid and jellyfish are made by local art students from recycled plastic bottles, cups and straws.
 The shimmering beauty of the Tran Nhat Duat Pedestrian Bridge quickly caught the attention of local residents.
 It has become a favorite photo spot for many young people.
 The project aims to encourage the habit of walking and exploring urban artworks in the community.