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THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF PROJECT OF “OVERALL CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF THAI HOA HALL, HUE IMPERIAL CITY-HUE CITY-VIETNAM”
Update: 23/11/2021 11:04:44

THE PEOPLE’S COMMIITTEE OF THUA THIEN HUE PROVINCE

HUE MONUMENTS CONSERVATION CENTRE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY OF PROJECT OF “OVERALL CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF THAI HOA HALL, HUE IMPERIAL CITY-HUE CITY-VIETNAM”

 

(Hue City, November 23, 2011) Under the permission of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province at the Decision No. 1491/QĐ-UBND dated June 22, 2021 on approving the investment project and the contractor selection plan for the project of  “Overall conservation and restoration of Thai Hoa Hall”; In order to celebrate Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day, Hue Monuments Conservation Centre (HMCC) held the groundbreaking ceremony of the project of overall conservation and restoration of Thai Hoa Hall on November 23. 2021 at Hue Imperial City.

The project was approved by the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province with a total investment of 128,783,222,000 VND (including that of the central, local and other mobilized sources). It was officially implemented from November 23, 202, and is expected to be completed on August 23, 2025.

Thai Hoa Hall is a typical architecture in the Complex of Hue Monuments that has been kept intact until now. That is not simply a construction, but a place maintaining the special royal poems of the so-called “one verse-one painting” decoration style recognized as the Documentary Heritage of UNESCO by MOWCAP. Thai Hoa Hall had been started in 1805 in the area of Dai Cung Mon under the permission of Emperor Gia Long. Until 1833, under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang was it removed to the current location. After over 200 years, due to  impacts of time and climate, Thai Hoa Hall has been severely degraded eventhough lots of restoration was done.

As shown through the survey of the project of  “Overall conservation and restoration of Thai Hoa Hall”, the height of Hall foundation  is uneven, the pavement foundation is cracked due to the ground subsidence, sinkage and unstability. The wooden frame system is displaced, and gradually loosing its bearing capacity because of the roof leakage. In addition, the gilt and lacquer of the hall and its surroundings are peeled and faded due to the dampness and humidity. The roof and decoration are disordered, cracked, mossy, and heavily leaked. Especially, the gutter is in high danger of crash.

Moreover, the system of courtyards and railings of the Dai Trieu Nghi including the two paved floors are partially inclined and cracked. Most of the paved Bat Trang bricks of three other corners of the yard (north, east and west) are broken, inclined and sunk. The soil walls and railings are cracked, and in high risk of breakage.

Inside the interior, the altar, the canopy and the artifacts are peeled, damped and cracked. In particular, the storm No. 5 in 2020 destroyed the entire west lean-toof the main hall, seriously endangering the construction as well as the safety of visitors.

With the goal of preserving and enhancing the value of a special national historical and cultural relic - a world cultural heritage, the overall conservation and restoration of Thai Hoa Hall is an important and urgent task in current period.

The project will repair and strengthen the foundation, restore the tiled floor, Thanh stone staircase, brick walls with the original color and other architectural details; repair and restore wooden frame system, do the roof system, plank wall system, wooden door system; and apply the guild and lacquer, roof the Yellow tube tiles and flat tile, enlay the enameled decorative details on the roof  edge. Furthermore, the project focuses on restoring the yard railing system, reinforcing and aligning the ground floor of  the hall; renovating and strengthening the soil wall as well as restoring the railings; renovating the garden and miniatures; consolidating the system of electricity, lighting, water drainage, as well as fire prevention and fighting; restoring and reviving the throne, canopy together with many other kinds of furniture.

For more information, please visit website: www.huedisan.com.vn  or www.hueworldheritage.org.vn

 

For more information:

Hue Monuments Conservation Centre

- Mr. Hoang Viet Trung, Director

  Tel: (84 234) 3530840; Phone: 0903 595 606

- Mr. Nguyen The Son, Deputy Director of the Project Management Board

  Tel: (84 234) 3520342 ; Phone: 0985021898

  Email: huedisan@gmail.com

  Website: www.huedisan.com.vn  & www.hueworldheritage.org.vn

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