Important Date

  • Application Deadline: June 30 at 23.59 (GMT)
  • Notification of Selection Result: July 30 (Taipei Time) (The selected students will be contacted individually)
  • Phase 1 Online Design Workshop: 
    • Aug 21-27 (Phase 1-1)
    • Sep 9-15 (Phase 1-2*)
  • Phase 2 In Person Design Workshop in Taipei: Oct 8 – 10
  • Welcome Party: Oct 8 at Songhe Hall, Taipei Grand Hotel 
  • Awards & Works Exhibition: Oct 11 – 12 in Taipei World Landscape Architecture Conference

It might can also take the weekends of 9/13, 14 and 9/20, 21 for online meetings in the Phase 1-2. The schedule will be arranged according to the instructions of each group's assigned tutors.

Landscape carries the essence of culture and nurtures sustainable living for all


  • Landscape Patterns and Processes
  • Environmental and Waterfront Mitigation
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
  • Climate Change adaptation and Resilient landscapes
  • Collective Memory, Heritage Planning & Conservation
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Sustainability Landscapes

Site Location 

The designated practice site for this Design Charrette is located in the Yuanshan area, at the heart of Taipei Basin, within the core of Taipei City. 

Scenery near Yuan-Shan 圓山風景圖
KUO Hsueh-Hu, 1928, Ink Painting  (Taipei Fine Arts Museum Collections)

Design Site Zoning

Taipei Expo Park is a large public park that was the site of the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo and Former Taipei Children's Park. The park features beautiful gardens, pavilions, and exhibition halls, offering a tranquil and scenic environment for leisurely walks and relaxation.

The Yuan Shan Cultural Site, located in the vicinity of Taipei's Beizuka archaeological site, offers a unique opportunity for landscape design students to immerse themselves in a historical and cultural setting. This site provides a rich historical context, showcasing the remains of an ancient settlement and offering insights into the prehistoric culture of the area. Students can explore the site's topography, vegetation, and cultural artifacts to inspire their design concepts.



Taipei Children's Park
(Image source: / 圖片來源: 台北旅遊網)

Taipei EXPO Park
(Image source: Taiwan Tourism Bureau / 圖片來源: 交通部觀光署)

Historical Significance: Taipei Bao-An Temple, with its centuries-old history dating back to the Qing Dynasty, stands as a testament to the city's cultural heritage. Its traditional architecture, intricate carvings, and ceremonial spaces offer students insight into traditional Chinese temple design and religious practices. The Taipei Confucius Temple is a cultural landmark dedicated to the memory of Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher. Constructed in 1879 during the Qing Dynasty. The temple is not only a place of worship but also a center for cultural activities and education. With its rich history and cultural significance, the Taipei Confucius Temple remains a revered site for locals and visitors alike, offering a tranquil oasis in the bustling cityscape.

Cultural Diversity: The Community surrounding Taipei Bao-An Temple is a melting pot of cultural influences, reflecting Taiwan's diverse heritage. Students can explore the vibrant street life, bustling markets, and diverse communities that contribute to the area's unique identity.



Taipei Bao-An Temple
(Image source: Taipei Bao-An Temple 
/ 圖片來源: 台北保安宮)

The Taipei Confucius Temple
(Image source: The Merit Times /圖片來源: 人間福報)

The Grand Hotel, with its iconic architecture and historical significance, can be a symbol of Taipei's rich heritage and cultural identity. Integrating this landmark into the landscape design can enhance the sense of place and provide residents and visitors with a unique destination for leisure and cultural activities. The Jianguan Youth Activity Center, situated near the Keelung River, presents an opportunity to revitalize the waterfront and create dynamic public spaces along the riverbank. By incorporating amenities such as parks, promenades, and recreational facilities, this area can become a hub for outdoor activities and social interaction, contributing to the well-being and vitality of the community.


The Grand Hotel
(Image source: / 圖片來源: 台北旅遊網)

The Jianguan Youth Activity Center
(Image source: Sz-ming Chen / 圖片來源: Sz-ming Chen)

Historical Heritage: Taipei Lin An Tai Historical House stands as a testament to Taiwan's rich cultural heritage, showcasing traditional Taiwanese architecture and craftsmanship. Students can explore the intricacies of traditional courtyard design, architectural detailing, and historical preservation practices.

Waterfront Setting: Situated near the Keelung River, the site offers a unique waterfront context for landscape design exploration. Students can study the dynamics of water-edge environments, waterfront revitalization strategies, and the integration of ecological principles into urban landscapes.


Lin An Tai Historical House
(Image source: 圖授權自IG:stliu_photography)

(Image source: / 圖片來源: 台北旅遊網)

Cultural Heritage: The vicinity of Taipei Yuanshan Natural Landscape Park is steeped in cultural heritage, with historic landmarks, temples, and traditional neighborhoods dotting the landscape. Students can study the cultural significance of these sites and incorporate elements of cultural preservation into their landscape designs.

Ecological Considerations: As an urban green space, the site offers valuable opportunities for ecological restoration and biodiversity enhancement. Students can explore strategies for sustainable land management, habitat creation, and urban greening initiatives to promote environmental resilience and enhance ecosystem services.



Taipei Yuanshan Natural Landscape Park
(Image source: Blog / 圖片來源: 2024可大王旅遊網)

Taipei Yuanshan Natural Landscape Park
(Image source: The Grand Hotel / 圖片來源: 圓山飯店)

In conclusion, the vicinity of Taipei Yuanshan serves as the designated sites for this design workshop, providing landscape-related students with a rich environment for design exploration, aimed at enhancing their urban ecosystem and cultural landscape planning and design capabilities. By engaging with the site's natural beauty, cultural heritage, and ecological context, as well as immersing themselves in this vibrant urban environment, students can gain practical experience and lay the groundwork for a successful career in landscape architecture while contributing to the enhancement of urban livability and sustainability. At the same time, students can gain valuable insights into the complexities of landscape architecture while honing their skills in design innovation, cultural sensitivity, and environmental stewardship.



Co-Organizer 合辦單位 

Advisor 指導單位