TAIPEI DAY 4 – TAIPEI CITY GOVERNMENT & CONTEXT

SHU CHANG – “TAIPEI UNVEILED”

Shu Chang has made one of the most in-depth studies of Taipei city. The history of the city, its development and how the city works nowadays are just a few cases of study that he did. All his studies are written down in “Taipei Unveiled” where all the following diagrams are taken from.

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Cover book _”Taipei Unveiled”

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Taipei developments

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In Taipei several different uses are mixed not only in plan, but also in section.

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Taipei streets are characteristic because of the illegal constructions.

CHONG-JIE LIN – “URBAN REGENERATION STATIONS”

Urban Regeneration Stations are the tool that the government is using to improve the city as a Design World Capital. There neighbors teach each other, learn together and share. They are a community spaces where short art exhibitions are shown and new artists have a room as well. They are the Museum 2.0 in the micro-scale.

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YU-CHIEN HSU “ON THE PRESERVATION AND REDEVELOPMENT OF THE TAIPEI RAILWAY WORKSHOP”

Yu-Chien Hsu has made the main research which the government support its decisions with. The research is based in the worker’s day life, building line time, structure typology, urbanism studies, and as a conclusion, a proposal. All the following diagrams are taken from his presentation.

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Working in Taipei Depot in the 40’s

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Building construction showing the truss structure.

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Buildings time line

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Working of the railway industry and the train’s movement between the buildings.

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Proposal showing Cultural and Heritage buildings, city connections and retail areas.

VISIT TO CITY HALL // Wei-Kung Liu lecture “On Taipei Creative Clusters”

At the end of the day, we visited the city hall in order to be hosted by the Mayor.

The vision of the city is to join INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE. Design is undestood as a tool for not only making people have better taste, but also creating a better city, and at the end, educate Taiwanese population better.

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City Hall

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Board of councilman

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Rubin Workshop and Taipei Mayor

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