June 20, 2024
KCNA Pyongyang Times

Ushering in golden age of Juche-oriented architecture

Date: 24/05/2024 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Monumental creations have mushroomed in the DPRK over the past 10-odd years.

A creation reflects potentials, development and aspirations of a relevant country.

One day, General Secretary Kim Jong Un said that it is the ideal and goal of the Workers’ Party of Korea to turn the DPRK into a great paradise of socialism to be filled with people’s happy laughter as seen in the words of the song “We’ve Planted Skullcap and Crab-Apple Trees on the Mountains”.

In the letter “Let Us Usher in a Great Golden Age of Construction by Thoroughly Applying the Party’s Juche-oriented Idea on Architecture” he sent to the participants in the first grand short course for the officials in the construction sector in December 2013, he said that Juche-oriented socialist architecture is, in essence, architecture based on the people-first principle.

And he saw to it that all the structures were built to keep alive their own features.

Create even one thing to be world-class one at the highest level—this is an important requirement and standard for creation he set.

Innumerable are the architectural formation plans which he gave personal guidance over and completed one by one.

Thus, a revolution was brought about from architectural design, and the Juche character, ideological integrity and political principle have firmly been maintained and the national identity has correctly been combined with modernity in all aspects, including the quality, content and architectural form of the buildings, and the principles of diversity and formative artistic representation have been embodied so as to clearly demonstrate the development of Juche-oriented architecture.

In the picturesque mountainous area of Masik Pass there was built a ski resort, where buildings and service facilities are in perfect harmony and in the Yangdok area a hot spring resort, where people can enjoy a cultured and emotional life having a spa bath and skiing and riding horses.

Thanks to the General Secretary’s love for the rising generations, baby homes, orphanages, primary and middle schools for orphans, schoolchildren’s palaces and children’s camps have been built in different parts of the country as the homes of love and cradles of happiness for the rising generations.

The Sci-Tech Complex, a temple for all-people learning, was built on Ssuk Islet in Pyongyang in a new distinctive style and Mt Taesong boasts the Natural History Museum built on the principles of scientific accuracy, practicality and kindness and the Central Zoo ensuring the perfect combination of visual effects and formative arts.

Mirae Scientists Street was built on the banks of the Taedong River and Ryomyong Street named by the General Secretary near the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the supreme temple of Juche.

After making a bold decision to build 50 000 flats in Pyongyang, the General Secretary set the project as an important goal of the new five-year plan at the Eighth Congress of the WPK.

Thanks to his grand capital city development strategy and devoted efforts for the good of the people, Pyongyang has steadily changed into an ideal city of the people with the appearance of the Pothong Riverside Terraced Houses District, Songhwa, Hwasong and Rimhung streets and so on.

The City of Samjiyon was spruced up as an example of local construction according to his plan for opening up the efflorescence of civilization in the era of the Workers’ Party and ushering in a new period of development of socialist construction from the first village at the foot of Mt Paektu, the cradle of the Korean revolution, and modern houses boasting of a new era of rural development are continuously being built across the country.

The large-scale Kangdong Greenhouse Complex was built in a Pyongyang suburb in the wake of the completion of Jungphyong and Ryonpho greenhouse farms and regional-industry factories are taking shape with each passing day in another huge construction campaign started by the WPK.

The thrilling reality, in which every day, morning or evening witnesses a change amid the flames of the revolution in construction to provide them with better living environment and conditions, makes the Korean people confident about the bright future of a prosperous and powerful country.

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