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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #21
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learnt from u over the years Kali :p
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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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oh, then i give you a B+, my padawan!!
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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #23
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Here are the latest photos of the hotel:

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Old December 19th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #24
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Here are the latest photos of the hotel:

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it says error. watsupwitdat??
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #25
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Lacks culture and park. Moreover, the scale of the development completely dwarfs the historic buildings. Too much La Defense and not enough Bercy Village.
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 04:01 AM   #26
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Thought this could use a nice update! Apparently, it's called the Taipei New Horizon 臺北文創. Photos from taiwan city forums.

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Nice view of the Xinyi skyline
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Old July 3rd, 2013, 11:34 AM   #27
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the new hotel looks awesome! the lines are so clean, and lots of glass. love the subtle asian aesthetic. very fitting for a cultural park, even tho building a hotel in a "cultural park" is kind of illogical. i'm not sure about those colored orange/yellow/red walls tho. that was unnecessary. or maybe they shouldve chosen less vibrant colors. and why paint on only one side? but overall, great architecture. see? i say nice things about stuff in taiwan if it's warranted. especially if they are designed by FOREIGN architects!!

now if the city can only renovate/rebuild all those ugly yucky dirty buildings around the park!
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Old July 4th, 2013, 03:17 AM   #28
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btw, love that i.m. pei circular mini office tower on the right side of that pic. it's so shiny and sparkling in the dull taipei cityscape. you see how beautiful a simple glass building can be with just nice glass cladding and no stupid over-designed ornamentation or complicated surface features? compare that to the yucky building to the left of it with all the different shaped structures and multiple materials and surface treatments and colors producing a complex mess. take a lesson, taiwanese architects!! i really wish more taiwanese companies can hire i.m.pei's firm for design projects. they produce great architecture!
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Old July 4th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #29
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thanks for sharing tchen.. Taipei is slowly becoming a world class city
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Just out of curiosity: What is the function of the 2 story old building (rectangular with a hole) in the middle of the cultural park? (Between the Taipei Dome and New Horizons Building), I know they are trying to preserve that land, but if you are going to building new high tech structures, why would you build it next to that old building they are going to preserve?
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Just out of curiosity: What is the function of the 2 story old building (rectangular with a hole) in the middle of the cultural park? (Between the Taipei Dome and New Horizons Building), I know they are trying to preserve that land, but if you are going to building new high tech structures, why would you build it next to that old building they are going to preserve?
It's the former Songshan Tobacco Plant, closed in 1998. It now houses lots of art exhibits, shops, and cafes. The New Horizons Building and the former Songshan Tobacco Plant together form a new "culture and creative park".
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Old January 30th, 2015, 09:59 AM   #32
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the Tobacco building is a heritage site so it cannot be demolished. This plant is situated in a prime piece of real estate, anyone would want a piece of it especially its in the close proximity to Xinyi district and have access to MRT. The developers use what they can to build the cultural park and the dome.
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Old January 30th, 2015, 09:17 PM   #33
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honestly that building is not worth keeping. it's not architecturally valuable. it's more like an eyesore. if they wanted to keep it, they shouldve done more with it. renovate it so aesthetically it's more attractive and fits more with the overall grand design of the park.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 12:19 PM   #34
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I can mention so many buildings in USA that is not architecturally valuable that they should not keep. But they keep it anyway. I think you should move to China Kali, you will feel more comfortable there. They destroy everything
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 05:44 PM   #35
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Well I suppose since that whole entire development is right across the street and they've finally taken the hoardings down I should go check it out before I leave.

I want to roll way down civic boulevard couple of months ago and into the right in front of this hotel but it was super dark because it wasn't open yet. Also had no idea today was a cultural anything behind it because the signage around here isn't very well placed in either language.

I'm glad to see that they've design some really nice sleek buildings... But why is development so hodgepodge & unorganized here? there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to zoning or planning

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