Design expo focuses on ‘adaptive city’

Staff writer, with CNA

Wed, Sep 11, 2013 - Page 5

More than 1,000 works are on display at the Taiwan Design Expo X Taipei Design & City Exhibition, which opened in Taipei on Sunday.

The expo features products, visual communication, multimedia and interior designs from several countries, including Taiwan, according to the Industrial Development Bureau, one of the organizers.

The bureau’s 16 top picks from among the hundreds of Golden Pin Design Award winners are among the items on show, including a minimalist take on an LTE mobile router and a flexible tissue box made from wood.

The expo, which runs through Sept. 29 at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, focuses on the concept of an “adaptive city,” which is one that can maintain innovation and vitality while enhancing the well-being of its residents, organizers said.

The “adaptive city” theme is the one Taipei is using in its bid to become the 2016 World Design Capital. Taipei was the only city to submit an application.

Officials from the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design will conduct an on-site evaluation in the middle of this month.