The brief of this project called for a redevelopment of tourism infrastructure on one of the most beautiful locations in Taiwan. This proposal calls for acceleration zones in contrast with deceleration areas. In the development of the acceleration zones the heavy parking brief has been treated as a potential for generating beauty and quality instead of being seen as a problem. In the park two disk shape follies provide shade and rain cover for any kind of public use.
The Sun Moon Lake is very special. Against a backdrop of forested hills, every dusk and every dawn a mystical fog hoovers above the water surface. It is the premium honeymoon location of Taiwan. And near Shuishe a boutique resort called The Lalu, designed by Australian Kerry Hill, serves those honeymooners. However, the Lalu is the only tourist program around the lake. Therefore the Taiwan ministry of tourism requested design proposals in an international competition aiming to attract more tourists to Sun Moon Lake.
The potential is evident. But successful tourism also holds the threat of killing the quality that attracted the tourists in the first place. Our masterplan pinpoints five locations around the lake that could be accelerated by tourist and commercial program. Equally important is the promise of the masterplan that the rest of the rural area around the lake remains untouched. A map of do’s and don’ts.
The competition brief asks for detailed proposals for two sites: Shuishe (purple) and Hsiangshan (blue)