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Central Circus in Hanoi

In early 1981, Prime Minister Phạm Văn Đồng signed an ordinance allowing the Ministry of Culture to renovate the Central Circus with main venue near the northern gate of Thống Nhất park as it is today.

Photo: Trieu Chien

A few months later, comrade Đỗ Mười instructed to prioritize the materials for this project. In particular, the Circus management bought 7,000 square meters of corrugated iron at the rate of VND 64 per square meter (purchased on March 23, 1981) and 71 tons of pipe steel at the rate of VND 10,252 per ton (purchased on May 13, 1981).

Photo: Trieu Chien

Through the above information, it was clear that at that time although the country was still in poverty, a cultural project was much taken care of. It was expected that the Circus after renovation would be able to serve up to 2,500 spectators per performance.

Photo: Trieu Chien

Although the design had been approved, due to construction problems and economic reasons, till the middle of 1987 the foundation of the project had not been checked and taken over yet.

Photo: Trieu Chien
Photo: Trieu Chien

This is one of 36 architecture projects in Ghé 01 architecture book, published by Handhome in September 2018.

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