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CONTENT

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history

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Architecture

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interior

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location


history


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." confucius


1868, Frech Goverment bulid a Palace for the Indochina Governor General (Norodom Palace). 1954, Norodom Palace was given

to Saigon government by the French government, and rename “Independence Palace�

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1962, in a coup d’etat, the palace was boom which seriously damage. Therefor, the Prime Minister decide

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rebuilding the Palace design by Ngo Viet Thu architect


architecture


"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." Frank Gehry

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Architect Ngo Viet Thu designed the Independence Palace as a structure reflecting many key conceptual themes and

principles of Eastern philosophy as well as the harmonious combination of the Eastern and Western styles.


Decoration for the facade had the shape of bamboo internodes. Each figure and element of the contained

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aethetic values and could be seen as impressive work of art.


The Terrace is “the safe floor of all directions” in the shape of character( )kou, symbolise truthful speech.

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The placing of vertical flag post in the middle to form character ( ) zhong, remind that people must fiddle to have democracy.

Three horizontal strokes illustrated by the roofing, facade and canopy form ( ) san, symbolise the “humanity, intelligence, strength”.


The three stroke untied by a vertical with the flag situated above forms a character ( ) zhu, signifying power.

The lines along the facade together form a character ( ) xing, meaning prosperity.

The building’s overall structural plan has the form of the Chinese character ( ) ji, meaning “good fortune”.

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interior


"Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves." Julia Morgan


1st 3rd

floor

floor

2nd 4th

floor bunker

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conference hall

Receptions for as many as 500 guests were held in this room, it is used for official receptions and other important events


state banqueting hall State banquets with as many as 100 guests were held in this room.

Cabinet room

The meetings held in this room included the President and his ministers.

1st

floor

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Ambassadors' chamber Before 1975, many countries had embassies in Saigon. The ambassadors arrived to presented their credentials to the President.


national security council chamber

This room was used for meetings between the President, his cabinets and US advisers.

private apartment

The meetings held in this room included the President and his ministers.

2nd

floor

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salon of the four cardinal direction This room known as the meditation room, but President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu transformed this space into a party room.


game room

private apartment

3rd

floor

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communications

This was the Palace’s main receiving station for coded intelligence messages; it could also be used for national radio broadcasts in times of emergency.


command centre

This heavily shielded area was used as an intelligence coordination centre.

war room

This was the Presidential situation room.

4th

bunker

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Nguyen Thi Minh Khai

Huyen Tran Cong Chua

location Nguyen Du

Le Duan

Han Thuyen

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Nam Ky Khoi Nghia


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Reference Ditich.dinhdoclap.gov.vn. (2018). Home page - Dinh độc lập. [online] Available at: http://ditich.dinhdoclap.gov.vn/ en-us/trang-chu.aspx [Accessed 13 Sep. 2018]. Tran, T. and Tran, T. (2013). The Independence Palace Then and Now. 1st ed. Ha Noi: The Culuture - Information Publish House, p.119.


BrainyQuote. (2018). Confucius Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/ confucius_101164?src=t_history [Accessed 13 Sep. 2018]. BrainyQuote. (2018). Frank Gehry Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/frank_ gehry_173206?src=t_architecture [Accessed 13 Sep. 2018].


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