Promoting A Culture of Contemporary And Traditional Chinese Theater Art In Taipei
Bowden, Gary A.
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This thesis explores the possibility of promoting a culture of contemporary and traditional Chinese theater art in Taipei, Taiwan. The selected site, a historic winery, was built in 1916 by the Japanese. It was left vacant in 1987 and was rediscovered and reused in 1997 by artists for its artistic and theatrical value. The site chosen is based on the following considerations: 1. Located in central city with excellent transportation access. 2. Existing buildings have value for adaptive reuse and potential for new additions. 3. A focal point of urban renewal that bridges two major business and shopping districts. The exploration of promoting awareness and culture of theater art entails the following considerations: 1. Provide high-quality, diversified resources, facilities and spaces for professional needs. 2. Become an icon in character and function with architectural means on this historic site. 3. Provide diverse usage for both professionals and the general public.