Soulangh Culture Village

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in blog, Photography, Taiwan | 11 Comments
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Conference Hall

Conference Hall A1, Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The last month or so has kept me very busy working on a project for the Tainan Cultural Affairs Bureau.  Soulangh Culture Village in Jiali district is a world class facility built from what began as the Meiji Sugar Corporation’s first modern sugar refinery in 1906 and later became part of the Taiwan Sugar Corporation. Fourteen  warehouses have been renovated and are now home to permanent and special exhibitions, studio spaces, galleries, artist studios, small and large theaters.

Trees and arcade

Trees and arcade in Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

I was commissioned to write and photograph promotional materials and an English booklet for their international artist village.

3D Movie screening room

3D Movie screening room in Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

This air conditioned 3D theater has regular screenings for kids on Saturdays.

Old Taiwan Sugar Corporation labels

Old Taiwan Sugar Corporation labels, Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The whole park is steeped in culture and antiquity. These labels were put on the warehouse doors by the Taiwan Sugar Company to indicate the doors were sealed.

Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

Open Park area in Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

Surrounding and between the warehouses are relaxing park spaces with young and old trees.

klimt

Klimt Exhibition in Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The Klimt exhibit is worth a special trip to the park.

Traditional Craft Area, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

Traditional Craft Area, Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

There are studios for local craftspeople to do traditional and modern arts and crafts.

Children's Library

Children’s Library in Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The children’s library has air conditioned storytelling areas, computer areas and lots of good books.

Old Train

Old Train in Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The Soulangh Cultural Park’s grounds have remnants of the glory days of sugar production in Taiwan.

Traditional three wing house

Traditional three wing house near Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The area surrounding the park is traditional rural Taiwan.

Director's Residence

Director’s Residence, Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The old Sugar Corporation Director’s residence house has been renovated to comfortably  accommodate artists and researchers.

Kitchen Table

Kitchen area in artist village residence, Soulangh Cultural Park, Jiali District, Tainan, Taiwan

The project involved a lot of architectural photography that was more interesting and challenging than I had anticipated.

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