Hsinchu Prefecture Hall

 Address:Geographical location : No.120, Zhongzheng Rd., North Dist., Hsinchu City Longitude : 120.968824017986, Latitude : 24.8067078903843
 Subject:AssetClassification : Historic Monument, AssetsLevel : National Historic Monument, Asset Type : Government Office

【Audio】


【Introduction】

In the 38th year of Emperor Meiji (1905), the city government of Hsinchu (Hsinchu Ting) , launched an urban development project to build new roads and improve the drainage system for public sanitation. In the 9th year of Emperor Taisho (1920), the administrative status of Hsinchu Ting was restructured into Hsinchu Prefecture. The original city hall was once the government office of Tamsui Ting. Due to the ageing building’s small size and dilapidation, renovation commenced in the 14th year of Emperor Taisho (1925). In the 1st Year of Emperor Showa (1926), the project was completed. In the following years, the building underwent several expansions and its new outlook remains intact; it is the present-day Hsinchu County City Hall. The Hsinchu Prefecture Hall is a two-story brick building. It is a mixture of Japanese and European architectural styles. The front side of the building faces southwest, allowing it to capture the sunny weather of Taiwan. The architect designed a plain structure paved with spacious corridors in the front and back of the building. The roof, covered with Japanese black tiles, is a wooden structure that features a sloping design to drain rainwater in four directions. The walls are made of red bricks coupled with gray-washed stucco. The overall building is dignified and elegant; the serial arched windows are framed with wood strips featuring simplicity seen in European architecture. The central entrance hall has a broad stairway and the corridors lead to the wings. To address simplicity, the columns in the corridors are designed of Tuscan Order with molding components. The decorations seamlessly blend various architectural elements of that time.

 

【Other same area pano】

Jinshi Di (Zhe...

Yingxi gate of...

Tomb of Zheng ...

Hsinchu Railwa...


【Comments】