Redesigning an Open Street Market in Tan Mai Ward, Hanoi, Vietnam
The overall goal of the project was to improve the life quality of residents in Tan Mai ward and livelihoods of female vendors through redesigning and improving an open street market. In order to achieve this goal, we achieved the following objectives:
Improved the accessibility, inclusiveness, safety, hygiene and sanitation of a street market in Tan Mai ward, Hanoi city
Increased the participation of the community and female vendors in designing, improving and maintaining the street market in the ward
Increased the awareness and the capacity of local government to organize and manage street markets.
We painted 120 m2 of pavement of the street market to designate vending areas, organize traffic flows and maintain physical distance between shoppers and buyers.
We developed signage for the market to enhance the customer the experience.
We produced two samples of the mobile display shelves and gave them to vendors to test for one week. After receiving their feedback, we revised the design and produced 25 displays and gave them to the vendors for displaying vegetables, fruits and dried foods. These displays helped to reduce the selling areas of the vendors, which means they do not occupy as much space on the street.
In total, 150 vendors, most of whom are women and people living on low-incomes, and 1500 local residents are benefiting from the newly improved markets.
Tan Mai People’s Committee agreed to use the state budget to improve the drainage system, pave the lane, and move the electricity underground.