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Memorial to Polish architect Kazik to be built in Hoi An

Update: October, 15/2005 - 00:00

Memorial to Polish architect Kazik to be built in Hoi An

(15-10-2005)

Legacy: The relief of Polish achitect Kazimierz Kwiatkowsky. — VNS Photo Quoc Hai

QUANG NAM — A memorial relief of Polish architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowsky, who lived in Viet Nam for 16 years and helped popularise the ancient town of Hoi An, will be erected in the city in early December.

The provincial authority of Quang Nam said the relief of Kwiatkowsky, better known as Kazik, will be located in a park at 138 Tran Phu Street in Hoi An in early December.

The installation will celebrate the town’s seven year anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The relief of Kazik, 2.5m-high, was created by sculptor Pham Hong, a native of Hoi An. Hoi An residents and visitors chose three statues of the Polish architect as a model for the relief.

Hoi An residents believe that Kazik’s discovery and introduction of Hoi An’s culture paved the way for the town’s recognition as a World Heritage site. — VNS

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