National Parliament Hall

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National Parliament Hall
국회의사당
Plan depicting the southern view of the National Parliament Hall.
General information
Architectural styleZhenian Neo-Classicism
Town or citySudo District, Daedo
Country Zhenia
Construction startedJuly 17, 1474 AC
Completed1487 AC
ClientEmperor Taejong, Empire of Zhenia
Parliament of Zhenia
Technical details
Floor count8
Floor area66,000 square metres (16 acres)
Website
www.natlparliament.gov.zhen

The National Parliament Hall (Zhenian: 국회의사당), is the home of both houses of the Parliament of the Republic of Zhenia, the Sangseowon and the National Assembly, being the seat of the legislative branch of the Zhenian government. Although no longer the geographical center of Daedo's Sudo-gu district as it was intended in its planning phase, it marks the southern end of the complex of numerous governmental buildings in the district, confronting the Daeseong Palace to the north.

When the building was completed in 1487 AC, it was the single largest building by land area and volume in Sudo district, a title it still retains to this day. Constructed in adherence to western architectural styles with input from Zhenian styles of architecture, the building considerably mirrors similar buildings found in the west, although its specific features draw inspiration from classical Zhenian architecture. It houses the Sangseowon in the western wing and the National Assembly in the eastern wing. The building is also the southern end of the junction in which Emperor Seongjo Boulevard divides into two and merges just north of Daeseong Palace.

History

Background

Construction

Current building

Interior

Central hall

Exterior

Surrounding structures

The restored version of the Harbinger of Democracy, a symbolic statue used during the November Revolution, was added just before the south gate of the building in 1571 AC, replacing the iconic fountain that had been in place since 1489 AC.

Major events

Security

See also