|| In recent years, the tourism development of old neighborhoods provides places for relaxation in metropolitan areas. These tourism sites are crowded on every holiday. The tourism is flourished by the environmental designs and commercial activities in the historical districts. However, due to the implementation of similar planning practices and business strategies, and the encouragement of urban renewal policies such as Simple Urban Renewal, these historical districts that should have their own special historical, cultural and architectural features have gradually lost their uniqueness under the influence of commercial strength and quantitative policies. On the other hand, the brand consumption of "characteristic operation" has influenced the general public to gradually accept the preservation-oriented urban design concepts in reviving old neighborhoods. It is also an opportunity for change. Hence, the design proposal of the study focuses on developing an operating mechanism for urban renewal in the historical districts, and suggests a design plan that allows for discussing and communicating with design operations. Through community dialogue, the design proposal can become a possible mechanism for building consensus.
The opening of the New Taipei Metro station, Xinzhuang Temple Street (on the Xinlu line), has provided an opportunity for directly connecting Xinzhuang Temple Street to the metropolitan area. Coupled with the urban renewal plan for the area surrounding Xinzhuang Temple Street, it has become important for New Taipei City to explore the possibility of Xinzhuang Temple Street transformation under such circumstances. Different possibilities can be provided through simulation of the proposed design. In the process of discussing with the local, these design products can serve as the basis of imagination for further discussions.
Hence, the subject of design will focus on implementing the design strategies to adjust and regulate the style of the historical districts, as well as developing a design proposal to facilitate the maintenance of the characteristic style and respond to future development needs. Meanwhile, we propose a mechanism to enable the sustainable development of Xinzhuang Temple Street.
(A) With respect to the spatial planning of the blocks along the Xinzhuang Temple Street, we use the scenery repairing method to arrange the inner layer space of the blocks along the street, so that good design quality for interior living can be maintained without destroying the space environment of the street. We use a number of proposals with different building coverage and volume rates in different conditions for experimental comparisons and through discussions reach a consensus over the design proposal.
(B) The land at the Metro exit that connects the shaft of Xinzhuang Temple Street is mainly publicly owned. We suggest that the municipal government should not offer it to the urban renewal programs initiated by individuals. Instead, it should be used for strategic purposes of developing Xinzhuang Temple Street, such as providing adequate public facilities to regulate environment quality in the street area. From the exit of the Metro station, the shaft connects Takenori Hall and Street Hall, and forms a core temple space with the street in front of the Matsu Temple; to the south, it goes through Watergate to Da Han River. The shaft connects the urban area, historical district and ecological development. It is the launching point for the development of Xinzhuang Temple Street.
Along with the laissez-faire policy for the floor area ratio of the cities in the metropolitan area, the Simple Urban Renewal of the minimum places is expected to completely change the appearance of the old neighborhoods in the metropolitan area. With respect to the controversies and imagination of Xinzhuang Temple Street, it seems that we can integrate a well-recognized proposal through the discussions of the proposed design strategies.