Hanoi Lotus Fountain

DesignerNguyen Thu Thuy
PrizeHonorable Mention
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Entry Description

A concrete Lotus-shaped fountain decorated with millions of ceramic mosaic tiles was inaugurated at Mai Xuan Thuong garden in Hanoi on October 9th 2014 to mark the 60th anniversary of Hanoi's Liberation Day (10/10/1954-2014). The four-meters high fountain with 18 lotus petals in the circle of 12m diameter was built on a single pillar and resembles a lotus blossom. It was designed with 3 layers, each layer featuring a six-petal lotus. Located in the heart of the garden, the symbolic lotus is adorned with millions of 2 by 2cm ceramic mosaic tiles with different tones of orange and yellow. The construction continues to look eye-catching even in the evening as petals of the lotus change to pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple thanks to the lighting system. Four arc benches were also installed around the fountain. The benches backrests are decorated with ceramic mosaic tiles featuring old Long Bien bridge and Hanoi's old quarter. The installation and design of the fountain and the benches were leaded by artist Nguyen Thu Thuy, who got the certificate of the Guinness World Records for the Largest Ceramic Mosaic of Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural in 2010 to celebrate Hanoi Millennium (1010-2010). She is also the creator of various valuable mosaic art works such as the Ceramic mosaic mural to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the signing of Paris Peace Agreement in Choisy le Roi city Hall, France; Vietnam National huge ceramic mosaic Flag (312m2) in the top of Conference building and 6 ceramic mosaic murals in Truong Sa islands ( Spratly islands), Love Hanoi Mosaic sculpture in Hanoi, Teapot fountain in Thai Nguyen,...

About Designer

Nguyen Thu Thuy- a visual artist based in Hanoi (b.1971) and general director of New Hanoi Arts Co.,Ltd. She is a founder and design leader of Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural (HCM) project, which won the Guinness World Records certificate for the largest ceramic mosaic in the world in. After HCM project, Thu Thuy continues develop several public arts projects in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Truong Sa and Da Nang. Thu Thuy, who has a clear understanding of the role of art in the community, continues to pioneer in creating public pieces that resonate with local people as well as international guest

Awards and Prize

- In June 2017, Thu Thuy and New Hanoi Arts collective won the Bronze at the 10th International Design Awards (IDA) in Los Angeles (USA) for the mural of Vietnam trees and flowers at Da Nang International airport ; Thu Thuy also won the Honourable mention of 10th International Design Awards (IDA) for her Love Hanoi mosaic Heart sculpture by the Truc Bach lake. - In November 2017, The Vietnam Fine Arts Association has bestowed Thu Thuy with the For the Sake of Vietnamese Fine Arts Medal. - In June 2016, Thu Thuy received the Certificate of Achievement from Vietnam Navy Command Department for her contribution to create and complete The Vo Nguyen Giap park in Son Ca island (Spratly archipelago). - In april 2015, artist Thu Thuy won the Honourable mention of International Design Awards (IDA) in Los Angeles (USA) for her Golden Lotus Fountain in Hanoi ( Mai Xuan thuong park). - In 2012 : Certificate of Achievement by Defence Ministry for artist Nguyen Thu Thuy for her contribution to Public Arts in Spratly islands. - September 2012, artist Thu Thuy received Certificate of achievement (Honrable Mention) of the Mural Design Contest hosted by U.S.Embassy Hanoi and the Cat Ba Langur Conservation project. - In 2011 : Artist Nguyen Thu Thuy received Certificate of Achievement from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for her contribution to Public Arts in Hanoi and Vietnam. - 2010 : Certificate of Guinness World Records for the Largest Ceramic Mosaic in the world (3.85 km long – 6.950m2) - 2010 : artist Thu Thuy received the Certificate of Merit for honorable citizen of Hanoi capital from President of Hanoi People Committee. - 2008 : Bui Xuan Phai Award for the Idea of Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural project – the Gift to celebrate Hanoi Millennium (1010-2010). - 2005 : Second Prize of Vietnam Press Awards for the writing of articles about Vietnam Cultural Heritage