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Taiwan Is Demolishing An Old Mall And Turning Its Parking Lot Into A Magical Lagoon

We’ve seen plenty of dead malls reborn as unusual things, from high schools to greenhouses. The Taiwanese city of Tainan is one-upping them all by tearing down an ageing mall to create a network of sandy, shady lagoons.

The city recently announced the winning design for a new public plaza on the site of a 1980s mall in Tainan’s downtown, which had “disconnected the city from its waterfront and soon fell into decline, becoming like the rotten tooth of downtown Tainan,” the designers say. The old mall will be razed to create the new public oasis that will be part-park, part-event space, part pedestrian street lined with restaurants and shops.

Taiwan Is Demolishing an Old Mall and Turning Its Parking Lot Into a Magical Lagoon Taiwan Is Demolishing an Old Mall and Turning Its Parking Lot Into a Magical Lagoon
But this isn’t your usual tear-it-down-and-build-a-park project. The winning team, led by the Dutch studio MVRDV and including local architects LLJ Architects and Taipei’s the Urbanists Collaborative, proposed something very interesting: They don’t want to tear out the entire mall. Instead, they want to leave the bare-bones structure that it sits on exposed. The concrete basin, once the parking garage for the mall, will function more like a pool bowl while providing a little reminder of the blight that once stood in its place. In the words of the studio’s founder, Winy Maas, it’s symbolic.

It’s easy to see another huge reason the project will benefit the city, though: flood mitigation.

Led mainly by the Dutch, coastal cities around the world are changing their approach to mitigating rising sea levels and extreme storms. Rather than building barriers, they’re create what the Netherlands calls “room for the river.” It’s an idea that proposes creating wetlands, lagoons, and flood planes where storm surges can run aground — slowing the speed of these surges and reducing the impact on fragile dams and other man-made barriers. Imagine a sponge, instead of a brick wall.

Taiwan Is Demolishing an Old Mall and Turning Its Parking Lot Into a Magical Lagoon Taiwan Is Demolishing an Old Mall and Turning Its Parking Lot Into a Magical Lagoon
While MVRDV — which is based in Rotterdam — doesn’t mention it specifically in its statement about the project today, this lagoon is a perfect example of creating room for floods. Maybe the fact that the designers don’t mention it is even more telling: Truly resilient infrastructure won’t just mitigate flooding — it will also make the city a better place the rest of the year.










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great idea and design. but im not sure about those concrete pillars left from the old mall. it doesnt do anything. maybe if they covered it with vines or greenery or did something more to it. or maybe reduce the number.
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Taipei City Council passes budget to tear down a Zhongxiao Bridge connection ramp

RUSHING AHEAD:Taipei city councilors are pushing budget proposals, with 15 items still on an agenda that was expected to be concluded prior to the New Year

By Sean Lin / Staff reporter







Cars drive past North Gate next to Zhongxiao Bridge in Taipei on Wednesday, the approach of which is scheduled for demolition during the Lunar New Year holiday.

Photo: Lo Pei-der, Taipei Times


Taipei City councilors yesterday, during a marathon cross-party negotiation with city government officials, passed a NT$290 million (US$8.65 million) budget to tear down a Zhongxiao Bridge (忠孝橋) connection ramp near the Taipei Railway Station, while agreeing that several major budget requests and projects be put to a vote.

Experts said the project to demolish the 750m ramp on Zhongxiao W Road, scheduled to take place over the first eight days of the Lunar New Year holiday, would improve traffic flow near the railway station.

The budget was passed despite criticism that the Taipei Public Works Department missed a budget review for the demolition.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said that with the Lunar New Year approaching, preparatory work for the work have been carried out, but demolition work has not begun.

Project contractor Huang Chang General Contractor Co dispatched construction vehicles to the site and fenced off an area of the bridge.

Reinforced steel was also sent to the site.

Meanwhile, officials and city councilors failed to reach a consensus on the city’s second reserve fund, for which Ko had requested a record-high NT$1.5 billion.

The Taipei City Council's Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus said it would seek to trim the fund to NT$950 million, despite Secretary-General Chen Yung-te’s (陳永德) claims that the caucus would be amenable to upping the ante to between NT$1.15 to NT$1.25 billion as long as Ko promised to use the increase for disaster-relief efforts.

The amount of funding would be decided by a vote today, councilors said.

Other proposals, such as plans to half the NT$2,000 monetary gift received annually by city government officials at Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, and the budget for moving the Mitsui Warehouse to make space for other city government projects, are also to be voted on, councilors said.

City councilors were still in second-round negotiations over budget proposals tendered by the Taipei Department of Urban Development, which include 15 items related to the city’s public housing projects and the budget request for the 2050 Taipei Vision project, as of press time last night.
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I really like these projects in Taiwan, I'm a big fan of Asian skyscrapers.
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Taiwan National Convention Centre is in solid progress.
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I think this website regarding Taipei's 2050 urban plan might interest you guys:
http://www.taipei2050.com/
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