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HFC1449 CURE THE URBAN TUMOUR

HFC - 1449
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology / Czech Technical University, Prague / tw Taiwan, Province of China
3 members
Hung Pin Chen
SHENG LUN CHUNG
Marta Chaloupkova

Taipei’s urban environment is known for its big diversity. There are a lot of illegal extensions built on the roofs or “glued on” the facades of the existing buildings. The site that we have selected is one of the communities that government built to resettle squatter residents in 1960’s. Nan Chi Chang community is today described as being in the worst condition of all the resettled communities. After processing several analysis we found out that the main problem that creates its decay is its neglected public space. Most of the residents are elderly or unemployed people that live lonely life. In our design we wanted to preserve the typical diversity of facades and create a new safe social place that can improve the relationships between neighbors and hopefully invite new families to live there.The restart of the community should start from the relations between its residents.

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