Huashan 1914 Creative Park

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Huashan 1914 Creative Park Taipei Reviews

davejo davejo
270 reviews
The best creative arts center in the city Feb 07, 2017
In 1997 members of the Golden Bough Theater came across this old derelict factory that had been abandoned years ago. What they had discovered was an old wine producing factory that was constructed in 1914 and continued operating through the 1920's before being abandoned. The group restored one of the buildings and started s]performing there. Naturally this attracted the attention of the public, and the police too who were cited for trespassing. This drew attention to the compound and soon other artists from Taipei followed suit and started to restore the place. In 1999 the Association of Culture Environment Reform Taiwan , an NGO, got involved and restored the whole area. In 2005 it was renamed Huashan Creative Park and rebuilding began to take place. In 2007 the Taiwan Cultural-Creative Development Co. Ltd took over the responsibility for the renovation and operation of the park and it was renamed Huashan 1914. Since then the creative environment has been growing ever since and is now Taipei's primary arts center and hosts musical events, cultural events and student design expos.

After writing all of that i have to say that the place was not for me as it was crowded with mostly younger people who were lining up at various buildings waiting to get inside. There was an entrance fee at some of the buildings but no idea what was going on inside, except it seemed to be very popular. I am not sure how big the area was but it WOuld not surprise me if it was 4 hectares. Walking through the center i could still see some old equipment from the winery.

LET'S DANCE ON THE CEILING

This interesting house can be found at the rear of Huashan 1914 Creative Park . The house was built by a group of Taiwanese architects and was opened in February 2016 at a cost of US $600,000. It is a 3 story house that is fully furnished with all the modern comforts of a home. It only took two months to construct the house and it has over 300 sq.m. of floor space. It was part of an art exhibition and was supposed to be closed in July 2016, and it is possible that it might have been closed for visitors when i was there in September as it appeared that nobody was going in and out.
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veganite veganite
2 reviews
Charming European Atmosphere in the middle of Taipei Jun 08, 2011
If you need a break from the flourescent lights of most Taiwanese restaurants, come to this really hip and cute area to walk around, get a drink or afternoon tea, see a music performance and have pizza at Alleycat's or pasta at Al Chicchetto's. It's like discovering a tiny, secret European city in the middle of Taipei. A nice treat if you've been in Asia for a while. On the weekend I was there, there was a row of amazingly tricked out VW mini busses selling ice cream, coffee, hot dogs and other treats. Wander inside to the fabulous Al Chicchetto cafe and bar for an afternoon tea, juice or cold Carlsberg draft, or come back for pasta dinner. Alleycat's, just around the corner, offer good pizza and calzones, as well as wine and beer on tap. Eat inside with A/C or outside in the charming courtyard on one of the german style beer garden tables. There is a great contemporary art museum style gift shop there as well as a Yoga stuff store and a skateboarding area under the freeway overpass right alongside the complex. for more info, go to their website: http://www.huashan1914.com/en/index.html
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