Water towers

book, video, sculpture
2018

Water towers – “châteaux d’eau” in French – form an imposing feature in many towns and cities across Vietnam with an alien architectural presence attracting attention with size and shape. Each tower tells its own story: about their builders and about the rise, fall and change in societies and régimes of the country.

The water tower is an analogue of the hero, serving only the régime which constructs it, and failing

to transpose its function and strength to new rulers, despite

its structure remaining sound. However, unlike clear symbols of political power, the water tower remains immune from the explicit attempts of changing rulers.

This project will investigate the shifts of power through the representative architecture of water towers in urban centres in Vietnam: Hanoi, Da Nang and Saigon.

 

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