A street structure arch of the APEC Sculpture Park in Đà Nẵng. The park, which is an extension of the 2017 sculpture garden, offers a free art design destination for tourists and local residents on the Hàn River. — Photo courtesy of Trần Lê Lâm
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng has opened APEC Sculpture Park – an extension of the 2017-built APEC Park – on the west bank of the Hàn River, as a new architecture check-in spot and public destination for the tourism hub.
The city said the park, which was built on 8,600sq.m with total investment of VNĐ759 billion (US$33 million), features a large steel arch in the shape of a flying kite on an open site for tourists and local residents.
A display space at the the APEC Sculpture Park in Đà Nẵng. Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Thanh Phong
The park offers a ground floor and a space for souvenirs, a green area, arts decoration, free public exhibitions and a water fountain between Rồng (Bridge) and the Chàm Sculpture Museum.
It’s an extension area of the APEC Park where Đà Nẵng opened 3,000sq.m sculpture garden for the opening of the 2017 APEC Summit in the city – with a display of 18 sculptures from APEC member economies.
A pedestrian area of the APEC Sculture Park on the Hàn River. It provides an attractive design destination for the city. Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Thanh Phong
The city hopes the park will be an art performance and display rendezvous for visitors and residents at the weekend.
A night view of the APEC Sculpture Park in Đà Nẵng. Photo courtesy of Hà Đức Hùng-Hà Giang Phước Tường
Đà Nẵng designed a spot for street art performance on the Hàn River banks, Bạch Đằng pedestrian street and a night market between the Hàn Swing Bridge and the iconic Rồng Bridges.
An art space was also set up on the east side of the Rồng bridge in Trần Hưng Đạo Street as part of the city’s regular street art programme at weekends.
A section of the arch roof and basement space of the APEC Park in Đà Nẵng. The site is a free public destination and displays fine arts in the city. Photo courtesy of Viết Đông
The city has been growing trees in public parks and residential areas as part of rapid urbanisation, as Đà Nẵng plans to become ‘a green and smart city’ by 2030. — VNS