transforming city



Taipei east district is actually an urban planning accident. It is the most mixed, organic, alternative and lively urban district. The East District is very inclusive for new programs because of the “mixed use zoning regulation” and the “urban block economy” . Is urban planning a catalyst for functional renewal, or it is the functional renewal a catalyst for urban planning? Perhaps we may say this: the East District itself is the generator of urban renewal. The research investigated into the bottom-up urban regeneration process of the Taipei east district and discussed about the design and planning of an neighbourhood block, if it is possible to trigger a resilient urban lifestyle. In the 2013 Hong Kong Shengzhen Bi-City Biennale, Boundary Unlimited presents the study of Tong Lin Plaza, a gradually transformed mix-used building in Taipei East District.The model is realized together with Studio Ku+.

Client: 2013 Hong Kong/Shengzhen Bi-City Biennale
Year: December, 2013 – Feburary, 2014
Credit: Boundary Unlimited
Cooperator: Studio Ku+
Execution country: Hong Kong SAR
Sponser: 2013 Hong Kong/Shengzhen Bi-City Biennale