We fully respect the history of this site, thus we restore the overall structure and exterior carefully to meet its original appearance.
We then inserted some rustic and industrial elements into the environment; we re-use many original materials at the site such as timber beams, brick wall and retro tiles to restore the elegance of historical architecture and to unfold the plainness and simplicity of the retro space.
Themes such as phonographs are used in restaurants, bars, performing areas and music areas to create diversity to the space.
We hope that the place could hold together local communities, universities, and groups by offering spaces and stages for rehearsals and performances. We look forward to inspiring cultural connections that sparkles brilliant local experiences.
We expect that everyone who visits the place could feel relaxed in the wonderful space, experience the good old times, and have their unforgettable memories in this new paradise.
The space is organised into the following areas:
History Display Area: Displays to help people fully understand the history and culture of this place.
Dining Area: Offers gourmet food, coffee, and desserts.
Exhibition Area: An area for groups and parties to hold exhibitions, forums, or to book for group meeting.
Music Experience Area: An area that offers phonograph records renting and for people to enjoy classic music.
Arts and Creatives Area: With shops selling artistic and creative products and souvenirs.
Bar Area: Where people get to hit the bottle and get tipsy in lovely evenings, and enjoy some fine music or have some dance.
Stage Area: An area for local school parties, performing or musical groups to hold time to time performances.
Outdoor Area: A spacious outdoor area where people get to enjoy the blue sky and white clouds in the daytime and gaze the stars in the night. Source and photogtaphs Courtesy of H.C.DAI Architect.
- Location: Taipei, Taiwan
- Architect: H.C.DAI Architect
- Year: 2016
- Photographs: Courtesy of H.C.DAI Architect
Article by Marco Rinaldi