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Impression of Railway
Winner - Silver
Designer: Ching-I Wu
Design Type: Landscape
Company / Organization / School: S.D. Atelier Design & Planning
Team Members: Ching-I Wu, Fu-Chu Hsu, Wen-Tai Hsieh & Chia-Hua Lin
The Eco-Museum composed of the century-old heritage of railway culture renovates the closed railway facilities into an urban recreational area with diverse features of ecology, culture, life, etc. The railway area of Taichung Overpass surrounded by the separate pollical, industrial, cultural and educational assets therefore evolves into the area with multiple functions, landscapes and facilities, where the appearances imply railways, and the furniture on the streets is labeled with the local history. At this area, people can learn the changes of Taichung history and urban development in their leisure tour. The railway area of Taichung Overpass is the 1.6-km old railway crossing Taichung Railway Station from north to south. The heritage of railway culture is well-preserved. Hundreds of years ago, railways were built on embarkments and bridges, along which the sounds of passing trains were the impressive memory for people. The image of Taichung is signified by train bridges, which are called by people as “overpass.” The railways have connected the numerous important industrious, educational and cultural sites in Taichung over the past 100 years.