Purpose

Concept

In response to the urban aesthetics of the 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo, city hall has resolved to transform the Second Taichung City Hall and its frontal square into a paradise of greenery and flowers, making it a prime example of the promotion of urban aesthetics. The concept is “Flower and Green of vibrancy—listening to the sound of blossoming flowers with the citizens of Taichung.” Therefore, this design competition is held in hopes of gathering ideas from city folks. Participants are encouraged imagine the future of city hall square and form a bond with the administration in promoting the development of Taichung’s city administration.

In preparation of the upcoming “2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition”, city hall is dedicated to transform Taichung into a garden city. With its wide hinterlands, the area around Taichung City Hall is the transformation’s focus. The Flora Expo’s three main exhibition zones are represented by the green leaf, blue flowing water and the orange flower, which also combine to form the shape of Taiwan. The white silhouette between the three elements is shaped like a “leaping man.” This leaping man represents the administrative center of Taichung City Hall.

Human beings must value their tight connection with nature and understand the importance of coexisting with it in a sustainable environment. When the Flora Expo opens in 2018, Taichung’s brand new administrative center will look to take part in the event. It shall become the blossoming sound of the flower that is Taiwan, showcasing the flowers and greenery of life itself.