|| This research is for the purpose of discussing “the lost space under the viaduct of the city”, problem created by the transportation construction, and then proposing the specific way to restructure the marginalized space of the city by observation and design. First of all, started from” cement jungle in the city”, then discussed the relationship between the citizens and the nature, and the temporary thought, out of the pressure, of escaping from the busy city life. And the further, focused on how the mega-structures leading by the transportation influences the city.
This research focused on the discussion of the city issue caused by the traffic - the source of the crime in the city seems to be the traffic problem, producing the lost place in the city indirectly. Take the space under the viaduct as an example, which is the epitome of “the City Edge”. The pedestrians should be more respected, and with the coming of post-traffic age, present the idea of the citizen-oriented, humanized city. Furthermore, the case of the lost space and interface of the city are surveyed.
And then, this research tries to understand how people living in the city by the observation and discussion of the lost space under the viaduct. To take “the space under Civic Blvd. in Taipei City” as the main research subject, try to have a brief understanding of its history and urban context, and discuss the coming metropolis issues. Finally, discussing what kind of improvement the plan of urban development will provide in the future. By observing and recording the space under Civic Blvd. practically, review its characteristic and the part to be desired.
Lastly, this research concludes the discussion with a proposal for solving the “City Edge” under viaduct space. Furthermore, to propose the following 4 themes as the main drive to stitch together the urban pattern and revitalize under viaduct spaces: Public Art, Interweaving & Inter-connection, co-existence and conversion. Focusing on analyzing viaduct's immediate surrounding context and environment leading to redefining the future of Civic Blvd., and to propose a re-generation plan and design strategy. The design philosophy will focus on elements of nature, soft material and humanistic space, with the site characters leading to a plan to redevelop the "lost space" under the viaduct.