Public buildings are an important part of urban cultural material. Behind the image of public buildings created by means of architectural symbols, there are the grand representations of the city image and even the national image, which is particularly obvious in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region; although the architectural image created by national symbols have got People’s favor, but nationality comes more from the symbol rather than the building ontology. This paper takes Hohhot Railway Station and Hohhot East Railway Station as examples, in the Metropolis of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, from the perspective of semiotics, combined with the historical background and public buildings development of the autonomous region, carding the phenomenon of separation between architectural symbols and building ontology, and analyzing its reasons; to explore the new balance among ethnic symbols, architectural images and building ontology in the media age, in the hope of contributing to the design of public buildings in ethnic minority areas.
Yifeng Zhang, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, China
Liman Zhang, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China
Stream: Chinese Studies
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