of the most green and sustainable architectural marvels, Taichung is Taiwan’s
second largest city having the touch of both of northern and southern Taiwan.
Despite being a modern city, it is still connected with its roots having a deep
cultural significance. It is the perfect place to understand the perception and
fashion of central Taiwan.
city of historic importance under Japanese rule today, it’s a hub of cultural
centers, universities and museums. The city has always aimed to preserve its
history either by restoration or by integrating the new constructions with the
Walkways with uneven shrubs and disoriented tiling are being converted to shaded pedestrians with a planned landscape. Undergoing constant transformation, sustainable bus stops are being designed in contrast to the naked and unkept streets of the past. Barren lands of the city are getting covered with lushes of greenery and fountains.
the old and introducing the new is not what they follow! The city integrates
and merges the new developments with the pre-existing culture and structure.
advanced architecture is revolutionizing the image of the city.
Incorporating fluid state in a solid structure to give it a cave like experience, Toyo Ito, the architect of national Taichung theater connects the inside to outside by a series of holes drawing a parallel with organs of the human body. Apart from fulfilling the acoustic requirements of an Opera house, the structure also has to deal with the Taiwan’s frequent seismic activities. In addition, it contains a gallery, restaurant, cultural center and rooftop garden. A special water screen system is also installed on the curved walls of theatre to protect it from fire disasters.
leisurely vibe, Liuchuan
Canal Waterfront has been recently revitalized to improve the water quality
making it an ideal place for relaxation. Alongside, the century old Ying bridge
is being unveiled near old Taichung railway station adding to city’s heritage.
To satisfy all those with sweet tooth and to experience the authenticity of the area, branch of the very famous desert store ‘dawn cakes’ in Miyahara, is a result of restoring an old red brick building which was originally an eye clinic.
village, being another beautiful attraction, again has a historic importance
which was old settlement for soldiers who painted the buildings with stunning
murals saving it from demolition.
Open air night markets light up the city with beautiful decorations and the city’s authentic food attracting thousands of people. Taichung is continuously undergoing cultural revamping and restoration from traditional and historic features to modern and technical ones keeping the history intact and environmental sustainability in mind.
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