IDPA Japan Design Award

CheCheng Waterfront & Environment Creation

by Pingtung county government

Project Description

Located at the beginning of a popular tourist trail in southern Taiwan, this project was designed to enhance the overall spatial quality of an exhibition site and draw inspiration from the activities of the Luo-Shan-Feng Art Festival. The main objective is to revitalize and expand the landscape and unused building spaces within the park, such as the former waiting room, fish market, and public toilet, transforming them into the "Sea View Museum," "Waiting for the Wind Building," and "Beach Service Station," respectively. This renovation aims to fulfill the needs of the annual Luo-Shan-Feng Art Season and occasional art exhibits in the park. Furthermore, utilizing previously unused public building spaces, the project enhances the park’s aesthetic appeal. It provides a platform for short-term festivals to flourish and establish roots in the area.
This century-old village is a unique blend of agriculture and fishing, boasting a rich cultural heritage that includes mountains, seas, beaches, and history. The project aims to enhance the existing buildings, park roads, and green spaces by reviving and repurposing idle areas. This includes adding new parking lots and tourist plazas that complement the surrounding coastal landscape restructuring plan. While respecting the ecology of the fishing village, the park will maintain the existing community function required by fishermen while adaptively utilizing unused space. The Sea View Museum and Waiting for the Wind Building will serve as dual core spaces, connected by vehicular, pedestrian, and waterfront routes. The area will also undergo improvements in planting, paving, and night lighting. Additionally, a beach sitting area with a view and shower, friendly space, and barrier-free facilities will be added to create a complete tourist function and infrastructure for the local community. This project aims to become the base for future Luo-Shan-Feng Art Festivals in the area.
The building’s original appearance has been maintained while incorporating grey-blue and white tones to contrast the old and new sections. Rotating geometric elements are positioned at varying angles throughout the building to accommodate the strong mountain winds. The net rope structure, which represents the daily work of fishermen, is draped over the existing structure to create a new building style that mimics the rhythm of the wind. This structure also serves as a metaphor for the memory of the desert landscape of the estuary formed by the falling mountain wind. The signage is designed to resemble the flow of wind speed, providing a dynamic impression of the surrounding environment as people move through the area. The landmarks are illuminated at night to promote safety and avoid dead ends. The park has a comprehensive indicator system to help visitors navigate and understand the facilities available.
The team put much effort into planning and enhancing the public space to make it more appealing to visitors. They added thematic areas to ensure a comfortable and complete exhibition experience. Visitors can now enjoy a stunning view of the mountains, sea, and harbor from the viewing walkway on the “Sea View Museum roof.” Furthermore, an outdoor viewing terrace on the second floor of the "Waiting for the Wind Building" offers a perfect spot for relaxation and viewing. This allows visitors to spend their time at the museum as they please. The adaptive reuse of space has also created a curatorial area where artists can showcase their works, adding artistic energy to the space. For residents, the museum serves as an educational base for local culture and industry and a gathering place that contributes to the community's revitalization and development.
The park preserves most of its trees in their original locations and only prunes them. However, a few trees are transplanted to maintain the park's greenery and protect the environment. This is done while considering the impact of the parking lot and movement lines. In addition, the park uses energy-efficient high-power LED lighting with time control switches to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. This also indirectly reduces resource waste from maintenance and management.

Pingtung county government

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