Vietnam National Assembly Building
May 19, 2022
The National Assembly House or Vietnam National Assembly Building, also known as the New Ba Dinh Hall, is the working headquarters and the place where the plenary sessions of the National Assembly of Vietnam take place. The National Assembly House was started construction in 2009 in the political center of Ba Dinh. The building is located on Doc Lap street, overlooking Ba Dinh Square, opposite Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and next to the archaeological site of 18 Hoang Dieu. The building is the largest and most complex office building built in Vietnam since the country's reunification with modern architecture that integrates complex advanced technology and equipment application solutions. The construction of the National Assembly House, which took 15 years (1999–2014) from the conception until its inauguration, created countless debates in society as well as in the mass media from the location of its construction, preservation, and maintenance. preservation of monuments to the architectural plan. The construction of the National Assembly House also led to the largest archaeological excavation in Vietnam at 18 Hoang Dieu. Architectural consulting firm Gerkan, Marg und Partner International GmbH of the Federal Republic of Germany received the Grand Prize – the highest award in the 2014 National Architecture Award of the Vietnam Association of Architects for the National House project. There are many proposals to open the National Assembly House for the public and voters to visit widely, especially the archaeological and contemporary art gallery in the basement, allowing visitors to listen to an audience. sessions of the National Assembly but in fact have not been implemented. Sightseeing is limited to delegations only through registration at the National Assembly Office and local National Assembly Delegation offices with letters of recommendation from State agencies, ward administrations, and residential groups. .