(DIY) Design in Yang-Min-Shan
With increasing population migrating from Sanzihou to elsewhere, the community of Sanzihou is facing issues of aging residents, loss of community identity, lack of daily living functions (no farmer market and clinics), insufficient water supply, and serious traffic jam.
Although Sanzihou has its unique historical evolution, its urban character within the Taipei Metropolitan area has changed from suburban residential village to mainly bedroom community. The commuting needs are also added by the students and staffs of Chinese Culture University, locating next to the Sanzihou community. Under the constraints of overloaded road capacity (Yangde Boulevard), the road congestion happens during peak hours
daily and day hours in weekend. Students, visitors, developers, and stakeholders (such as bank, renters, private landowners, and government) have shown their great interest and needs for the redevelopment of the American quarters.
Based on the considerations of urban function, traffic condition, and environmental characters, the group will treat Sanzihou as a transitional place/transportation node and will propose concepts for future development (including conservation), through interviewing different constituencies, discussing with different groups, site surveying, and making a conceptual plan in the final.