Taiwan | 2022
In the past 20 years, Kaohsiung has gradually transformed from a heavy industry city. The convenient transportation network, science park, and 5G AIoT area are the representative blueprints of Kaohsiung's industrial development. This time, Taiwan Lantern Festival combines city design to show a different city image and create a new contemporary lantern festival example. The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) was once a hunting ground for indigenous people, then became a military site, and finally transformed into a national arts center. The building integrates the forest landscape and ecology and incorporates the characteristics of diverse ethnic groups and artistic connotations. People can retrace the history and culture of Kaohsiung city and recreate the island culture of Taiwan, creating the magic of light. The mother of Kaohsiung, the Love River, is also the artery of the city. The waterfront light rail connects the sights along the route, and through the transformation of the lighting system, the world-class venue Kaohsiung Music Center is connected to build a new look of the city. In addition, this project introduces technology to show digital aesthetics, announcing Kaohsiung's determination to move toward a digital city. The river, harbor, mountains, and boats have created the unique Kaohsiung. The Lantern Festival continues this spirit, constructing a different Taiwan Lantern Festival with light as its medium. The design team introduces the concepts of design, urban governance, and lighting aesthetics into the festival, transforming the urban space and festivals through lighting design.
Zhuhai Zhengfang Urban Development
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