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Mapping the regeneration of Taipei

A conference next week will discuss how to achieve a balance between preserving the old while upgrading urban infrastructure in Taipei

By Diana Freundl  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Culture, Revitalization and Future Cities seminar is divided into three themes including Urban Regeneration of Cultural Facilities, Sustainable Cultural Cities and Cultural Facilities and Building Reuse.

The UK speakers will alternate with examples of projects from Taiwanese architects. At the end of each topic, a panel discussion will be held. CCA Minister Chen Chi-Nan (陳其南) will open the seminar with a talk on the current and pending development of cultural facilities in Taiwan.

The first part of the event will be held Monday from 1pm to 5pm and on Tuesday from 9am to 5pm. It will be held in Room 102 of the Taipei International Convention Center (台北國際會議中心102會議室) located at 1 Xinyi Rd, Sec.5, Taipei (台北市信義路五段一號). Attendance is free and open to the public.

Headsets will be provided for simultaneous interpretation. Those interested can register Monday at the Convention Center or online by writing to For additional information, check

Conference schedule information Speaker Box

Topic: Urban Regeneration in Cultural Aspects

Andrew Miller (Norman Foster and Partners): Cultural Facilities in the UK

Malcolm Cook (Marks Barfield Architects): Riverside Regeneration and Waterfront Development

Wang Ming-hung: Plan for National Anping Harbor Historic Park

Topic: Sustainable Cultural Cities

John Thompson (John Thompson and Partners): Sustainable Urbanism

Hsiao Tsung-huang: Capital Cultural Complex

Matthew Carmona (The Bartlett School of Planning): Planning and Urban Design

Lin Jou-Min: Extension of National Taiwan Museum

Topic: Cultural Facilities and Building Reuse

John McAslan (John McAslan and Partners): Adaptive Reuse of Building in Urban Regeneration

Liou Shuenn-ren: Reuse Plan for the Historical Buildings of Taiwan Railway Administration Office

Simon Roodhouse (Director, Safehands LTD): Creative Industries and Higher Education

Liou Wei-gong: Creative Industry in Taiwan

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