‘When it comes to spaces, the older the better.’
The News Lens
Editor: Olivia Yang
All photos are courtesy of Good Eye Taipei.
Taiwan has been under the rule of many different regimes. With each shift in power,
part of its architectural heritage has been torn down or repurposed. Shifts in the nation’s economical center also caused once prosperous areas to become uninhabited and desolate.
Fortunately, in recent years, there has been a growing interest in the local culture. Through civilian or governmental efforts, many old houses have been reborn into new businesses or cultural spaces. For example, the “Urban Regeneration Station” (URS) project, launched by the Taipei City Urban Regeneration Office, invites NGOs to revamp and enliven unused spaces.
“Good Eye Taipei,” a new bilingual Taipei city guide, shares six regenerated old spaces in the city to visit. [FULL STORY]