Project Overview

The design project of “Taichung Literacy Museum and its surrounding landscape parks” hopes to convey the profound historical and literacy developments in Taichung, and provides for people a cozy environment where the local features and lifestyles could continue over time. As such, that the flowing rivers, the shades of trees, the laughter of children, footsteps sound of walking on gravel, and the grassy and earthy scents altogether embody the wonderful histories and lives. Both the leaves sprouting among stones and the imperfection of broken stone walls give forth the lovely view of harmonious interdependence between people and scenery. “Taichung Literacy Museum and its surrounding landscape parks” constituting the histories of Taichung and Taiwan with spaces can also be viewed as a draft of Taichung literacy, and it provides people an excellent public place with diverse features.

Project Commissioner

Cultural Affairs Bureau Taichung City Government

Project Creator

S.D. Atelier design & planning



Project Brief

This area is surrounded by a well-developed public transportation system so that anyone can conveniently pay a visit here. As to long-distance transportation, people can at first take the train and get off at Taichung Railway Station, then coming here either by bus, taxi or on foot. For those visitors coming here by car, they can get off the highway at Taichung Interchange, then driving along Zhongzhen Road. People living in Taichung can come here along Zhongzhen Road, Wuquan Road or Linsen Road, afterwards turning to Liuchuan East Road, Lequn Street or Zili Street.

With the convenient transport network and abundant cultural resources, this is a wonderful place worth taking a one-day tour, where people feel the scenes and humanities described in literatures. This is a tour full of emotional and intellectual elements.

In the space, the shades of trees, lights and vintage walls spawn the poetic ambience. The installation art “Storytelling of Old Wall” decorated alongside the alleys is intriguing. The “Information Center-Literature Wall” elaborates the beauty of shades of trees, the “Literary Forest” reveals the philosophical feeling, the charming “Poetry Wall” and the performance area of “Literary Square,” all of which expose the fun of words. In the space with the artistic features of lights, shadows. Trees, flowers, wind and water, you may find a verse in poems that evolves a lovely scenery in your poem.

Project Innovation/Need

The vintage wall of the old dormitory adjoining Zili Street is enticing. The enframed scenery and the vintage wall intriguingly simulate the scenes of old Japanese-style dormitory, wall, and alley in the past. The curved wall and the old longan tree, at the park entry, regenerate the scenes of the old trees and the narrow alleys in the past. Behind the bamboo forest, there is the literary pathway paved by stones. At the end of the pathway, people can see the spiritual symbol of the park where has the 100-year-old big tree and the wide square. The Poetry Wall corresponding to Zili Street is adorned on an open square, where is the best place for literary communication in community. The exhibition of the Japanese-style courtyard, accompanied with many literary activities, reproduces the courtyard scene in Japanese occupation era.

Design Challenge

The design project of “Taichung Literacy Museum and its surrounding landscape parks” focuses on breaking boundaries of spaces-the amicable interaction between the public space and surrounding environment; integrating areas-creating the characteristics for the public space and history; combining the memories of literacy; rearranging the connection of open space between the historical sites and parks. The distinctive design skills, therefore, reconcile the space of community and integrate the connections of parks. With the guidance of historical space, people can discover the literatures and poems behind the history and nature, thus having the entertaining and educational experience of space.

In addition to combining the historical features, we retain the old mongo tree, under which is decorated with literary-style booth and seat that generate a soothing atmosphere. The open space from Literary Forest to Literary Square is constructed with the restroom building, the wall of which also functions as a projection screen for movies. The open “Literary Square” is accessible for outdoor lectures and literary activities.


We consider all aspects of the relevant natural, cultural and economic benefits, and carefully plan a comprehensive green plan for our customers to achieve corporate social responsibility for our customers.


This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the use of practical, aesthetic, horticultural, and environmentally sustainability components, taking into account climate, site and orientation, site drainage and irrigation, human and vehicular access, furnishings and lighting.
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