PLANNING & MIXED USE

SHIHLIN PAPER MILL

TAIPEI, TAIWAN

The Shihlin Paper Mill was a Taipei landmark and what was once an icon of modern industrial progress will soon become an icon of sustainable urban development. Mixing the site’s historic architecture with modern new towers creates an urban centerpiece that energizes both Taipei’s past and its future.

 

The modern forms of the towers—a mix of office, retail, hotel and residential—take inspiration from the original mill’s product, resembling great stacks of paper reaching toward the sky. The horizontal “sheets” of the towers act as sun shades and light reflectors, helping the buildings’ efficiency. The towers’ distinctive fanned paper tops establish a unique identity in Taipei and is a clear celebration of the paper mill’s contribution to the design.

 

In the historic Festival Village the paper mill’s original 1918 brick façade is retained and a recreated brick chimney becomes a beacon drawing visitors from the MRT line/station. The chimney dazzles at night with embedded LED lighting dancing to synchronized music.

 

The charm of the Festival Village is created through such period features as wooden benches, gas lamps, signage boards, window dressings and street props. A wandering 1920’s-era storyteller and other live entertainment add a human dimension, while music, sound effects, and aromas help create a multi-sensory immersive experience.

 

History is the heart of the Shihlin Paper Mill; from the inspiration for the modern towers to recreating the atmosphere of its 1920’s origin in the Festival Village, the historic mill’s legacy and influence reverberate throughout the project and the city.

 

 

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SITE DESIGNED AND CREATED BY HHCP

© 2019 HHCP, Inc. All Rights Reserved