Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition

Formerly called “Dagouyi” and built in 1908, Port Station was the first train station in Kaohsiung and a terminal station of north-south railway line. The freight service of the Station was terminated in 2008 that put an end to the train service of Kaohsiung Port Station. So Kaohsiung Port Station has witnessed the centurial history of railway.

The Kaohsiung Port Station occupies 15 hectares of land and plays a pivotal role in revitalizing the Hama Sen area and the old Yancheng community. The Kaohsiung City Government has registered the Station as a historical building and included it in the urban planning as the foundation for cultural preservation and redevelopment of the area.

The City Government holds this urban design competition in the hope to invite creative design ideas conducive to the preservation and revitalization of railway culture and innovative development themes that could be used as a guide for conceiving space management strategies for redevelopment of the area in the future. For more information, visit the competition’s official website.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition" 14 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=119582>
  • Luuv

    “Dagouyi” is not the real former name. It a Chinese romanization of its former Japanese name “打狗驛”, but these characters should be pronounced in Japanese as “Takao-eki” instead.