Over the past several decades, as Taipei metropolitan, area exploded to its current population of over 5 million, its major river system, Tamsui River and Hsin-tien Stream, became the receptor of waste from the heavily populated areas surrounding it. Along with it came the construction of flood control walls which separated the people from the river.
In recent years, efforts have been undertaken to reverse the degeneration of the water ways. While cleaning the rivers has yet to see concrete results, Taipei city has managed to reclaim, the use of some river fronts as recreational open spaces.
This project aims to develop a recreational river front park. A major goal is to demonstrate how the restoration of a section of the river, both in its natural-ecological features, and in its water quality aspects, can be combined with sensitive planning for recreational uses of the river bank. Access to the water’s edge for large numbers of people in the congested neighborhoods along the river is a key objective.
A 4-km section of the Hsin-tien Stream from. Pitan Bridge to Sho-lan Bridge was chosen for the project. The banks of the river includes 136 hectares of public and private lands to be used for open space and recreational purposes.
The overall goals of the project are
1. To provide a large waterfront urban open space.
2. To develop a sustainable management plan for the park.
3. To assure the maintenance of the natural ecological and hydrological characteristics.
In order to reach these goals, our plan calls for the following actions
1. Regulating upstream, waste water discharge and strict prohibition of dumping along the river.
2. Restoration of one side of the river bank to its former natural ecological conditions.
3. Development of a recreational park along the other bank to include:
a. More intense sports related uses along the higher ground adjacent to the access roads.
b. Large green fields as multi=purpose open spaces along the lower grounds which are subject to flooding.
c. Access points to the river at selected locations for rafting and water edge activities.
Traditional arts tn Taiwan, with changing economic conditions and a withering of traditional social relations, are now in rapid decline. The proposed Center for Traditional Arts has been envisioned by the Council for Cultural Planning and Development for the purpose of conserving to rescue and conserve this invaluable but quickly disappearing heritage.
The center is given both long-term and immediate objectives. In the long run, the Center will serve as a national-level administrative unit in charge of training, conservation, and other organizational affairs throughout the country. A school of traditional arts and crafts will also be established to train for new talents and provide opportunities for the experienced artisans and performers to teach their skills and knowledge. On the other hand, as an immediate objective, the Center will provide a setting for performances and exhibits, to attract the needed audience and promote their appreciation for traditional arts.
This project responds to the above objectives of the Center by encompassing plans for the administrative and training facilities and a “Folk: Arts Campus” on the same site. The former is responsible for conducting and coordinating the various training and performance programs. The Folk Arts Campus will be a place where traditional arts will be showcased and visitors will again have the opportunity to participate in the process that make the form and spirit of traditional arts a part of our culture.
With these objectives in mind, the following planning concepts and approaches have been initiated:
1. To develop the center as a living community.
2. To exhibit the spatial and material background in which folk crafts exist and to allow their inter relationship to become a focus of the visiting experience.
3. Ecologically sensitive planning and design.
4. Multiple patterns of recreation and “activity rings”.
5. Design guidelines that respond to the complexity of the project.
The first phase work on this 22 hectare site next to the Tung-Shan River recreation area in I-lan County is currently under construction.
Comprehensive Tourism Development Plan 1993
Hua-Lien County, on the eastern coast of Taiwan, has been slow in development. Yet this lack of development may have preserved precious environmental qualities conducive to tourism development.
委託單位：花蓮縣政府／計畫主持人：劉可強／專案負責人：王應棠／工作人員：黃千秀, 蘇麗玉, 高樹仁, 張興傑, 陳永能
Client: Hua-lien County Government／Project Principal: John K. C. Liu／Project Manager: Ying-tang Wang／Planners: Chien-hsiu Huang, Li-yu Su, Shu-J’en Kao, Hsing-Chieh Chang, Yung-lung Chen
Up to now, tourism in Hua-lien has been limited to certain points of interest, much of the natural and cultural resources has yet to be integrated. At the same time, tourism in recent years has begun to focus on qualitative concerns with an increasing interest in the demand for “alternative tourism” which provides balanced, in depth, and sustainable modes of relating to local cultures and environments.
In this context, this planning effort is focused on the following two gaols：
1. The development and future management of tourism
The county administration to play a key role in cross department coordination and integration, and to provide support and leadership to assist private sector tourism enterprises in order to fully develop the existing resources. The development of tourism resources.
2. The development of future management of tourism.
a. Areas and points of interest to be inter-connected into a network system. The connecting spine would be the central valley with Taroko National Park to the North, Yu-Shan National Park to the South, and the East Coast National Science Area to the east.
b. Locally initiated product oriented tourism including specialized farming, fishing, minerals, and in conjunction with the development of local cultural products of the native peoples.
c. Development of local recreation and leisure facilities to provide an integrated system for tourists and local residents.
To reach these goals, this project engaged in an intensive series of workshops with an expert panel of local leaders In various fields of tourism related activities Through this process, an overall framework for tourism development was generated which includes a major component of an ” alternative tourism ” plan. The project also outlines an implementation program to incrementally carry out the plan.
國立陽明醫學院 校園規劃 1991～1993
Yang-Ming Medical College Campus Planning
Client: Yang-Ming Medical college／Project Principals: John K. C. Liu˙Chu-joe Hsia／Project Manager: Hsing-chieh Chang／Planners: Chin-yung Wu, Shu-I Du, Yuan-heng Wang, Din-I Lo