to Polish architect Kazik to be built in Hoi An
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