The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.
The new Hanoi Lotus complements investment by the City in the creation of a major new stormwater mitigation lake and utilises this infrastructural investment as the foundation for an iconic public place celebrating the Lotus, Vietnam’s National Flower. The new lake, park and Lotus create a meeting place for family and community, a high technology business incubator centre, a multifunctional theatre and performance space with 2000 seats to stage local and international performances, as well as a venue for thousands of people to come together. Its iconic nature will position Vietnam and Hanoi on the global stage.