Chongqing Great Hall of the People, also translated as the Chongqing People’s Auditorium, located in central Chongqing, China, is a large hall for political meetings and cultural events. The Hall is located in Yuzhong District, and serves as one of the architectural symbols of Chongqing. Great Hall of People was built in June 1951 and finished in April 1954 with a total height of 65 meters, with five layers in all, where can accommodate the audience of 4206 people. The Great Hall used the architectural features of the Ming and Qing dynasties, its main characteristic is to use traditional way of central axis symmetry, accompanied with double eaves of a colonnade type, and the facade is well-proportion. These magnificent and solemn buildings, though not entirely practical, but it gives a person a kind of spiritual cohesion and deterrence, is representative of the highest rank in the building structure of exquisite oriental building.
Building the Great Hall experienced a very difficult process. Builders used the “method of pilling” with more than 35000, board step-stone phyllostachys pubescens under the situation of lack of large high lift heavy equipment.
Great Hall embodies three characteristics of the Chinese ancient buildings: first, China’s ancient wooden buildings, due to the length, thickness and inflammable, perishable limitations, the building can’t be large. Then how to make the building look grand and magnificent, that is using the high terrain and huge stylobate, also with the help of the group of organic combination, in order to foil the grand artistic effect. Second, the Chinese ancient architecture is mainly in a unit of courtyard, built in accordance with the axis. Third, the ancient building needs to build in proportion.
How to Get There
You may take Bus No.103, 104, 111, 112 and 215, or take No.181, 503 to get off at the Great Hall Stop.