Many cities have begun to emphasize and support various rejuvenation projects that will deliver ecological relief and greener public spaces to the urban environment. This effort in southern Taiwan is a great example of this.
Tainan Spring is a contemporary rejuvenation project that is overseen by MVRDV. It takes the place of a vacant China-Town Mall and is described as a "lush lagoon" by the firm. A sunken park and a public pool are among the features that will ensure a plentitude of public access and revitalizing possibilities for the neighborhood. While the vegetation is expected to "develop into a lush jungle" over the course of the years, the rejuvenation project maintains some industrial features as MVRDV preserves the remains of the shopping mall itself.
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