Unique architecture inside the 111-year-old HCM City People’s Committee headquarters

The Minister of Culture – Sports and Tourism has just signed a decision to classify the building as the Head Office of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City (District 1, HCMC) as a national architectural monument.

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is assigned to perform the state management of this relic in accordance with the law on cultural heritage.

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee headquarters was built from 1898 to 1909, newly completed, designed by architect Femand Gardès, but the original decoration was done by painter – sculptor Ruffier. This famous work is over a hundred years old, is an architectural highlight in the center of Ho Chi Minh City and attracts the attention of visitors.

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Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee headquarters was built from 1898 to 1909, newly completed, designed by architect Femand Gardès, but the original decoration was done by painter – sculptor Ruffier.  
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After conquering some provinces of Cochinchina, it was not until 1870 that the French government began to think about building a formal working house for the Town Council. 
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Kinh Lap area (Nguyen Hue street today) was first noticed, but still concerned about the issue of foundation construction because it is a muddy land, the project lasted for many years. 
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The town council headed by a Western Commune Chief, so it was called the Western Commune Palace (also known as the Governor’s Palace), which is the current Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee building, the French name Hôtel de Ville. 
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During the period of the Saigon government, a position of Chief was set up to oversee the city of Saigon – Cholon where the head office is located, so this palace was renamed the Do Chinh building, also known as the City Hall . 
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The total cost is about a million and a half francs. In 1909, the building was inaugurated with the participation of Governor-General of Indochina on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the maintenance of the French colonial government in Saigon (1859-1909).
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The building is an iconic architecture of the city, associated with the memories of many generations of citizens.
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The 30 meter facade cites most of the elements that make up the architectural style of the French Third Republic (1870-1940): bell tower, Greek columns, corolla, coat of arms. 
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In the middle of the facade is an embossed decoration in the shape of a healthy woman and a child tame wild beasts, two embossed panels of a woman holding a sword on either side represent France to conquer. colony. Paint once used for the building is white or yellow. 
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In terms of interior decoration, few works can match the sophistication and diversity by the combination of architecture, sculpture and painting.
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The ceiling of the first floor hall is decorated very sophisticatedly
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The main dome on the 1st floor ceiling
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Stairway from 1st floor leading down to the ground floor
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Decorative part of the stairs
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The motifs have quite strange decorative tones
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The main hall gate in the hall is only open during important events
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The glass door of the 1st floor conference hall reflects the image of Uncle Ho’s statue on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, and can see the view from the building that can be used for politicians and delegates to see the development of TP
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The 111-year-old building has been associated with the development of Ho Chi Minh City, witnessing many historical events

HCM City People’s Committee headquarters along with a number of works in the city center such as the Thuong Thu Palace (headquarters of the Department of Information and Communications), City Theater, Courts, Notre Dame Cathedral, City Post Office all have high art There are many historical stories attached, attracting a lot of domestic and foreign tourists.

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