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The Beauty of Architecture in the Reflecting Pool of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall “City Mori” Art Fair Greets the Newly Renovated Park

     National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall of Ministry of Culture has been established for more than fifty years. Some facilities have been renovated and updated in recent years. The hall launched the landscape renovation project of Chungshan Cultural Park in February, 2021 with the core value of returning to the original design concept of Architect Wang Da-hong half century ago and creating a friendly leisure space for all ages.

    In the south area of Chungshan Cultural Park, the landscape renovation project changes the passage between Renai Road and the hall building from two sides to a central axis and builds the “reflecting pool,” which was originally called “mirror pool.” The reflecting pool is 60m long, 40m wide, and 20-30cm deep. Like a mirror, the pool water reflects the building of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and highlights the beauty of architecture. Besides the fountain, a stage can be set up on the pool, looking like a fairyland when water mist pours out from all around.

    The renovation project of Chungshan Cultural Park is almost completed at present. For the reopening of the park, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall will hold the “City Mori (Forest of the City)” art fair from 1PM to 6PM on October 14 and 15, inviting the public to take a look at the new style of the park after renovation. The “City Mori” art fair is located on the east walkway close to Yixian Road. Before renovation, the walkway was curved and not wide enough. Walkers had to watch out their steps because of the height difference. After the renovation, the walkway is flat and wide, making it more user-friendly and comfortable.

    In accordance with the spatial features of the lush forest and the status of a city-designated historic site, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall holds the fair featuring plants, antiques, and art by specially working with “Sogoodmarket,” which is good at creating spatial atmosphere. There are more than hundred stalls of high-quality handicraft brands both on October 14 and 15. Everyone can enjoy the sounds of nature while leisurely taking a stroll at the fair. Whether you like metalwork, ceramics, bamboo craft, or lovely potted plants, you can easily find something you like and feel the comfortable atmosphere of the space.

    To reduce plastics and call for environmental protection, the art fair of “City Mori” encourages visitors to bring their own bags and tableware and provides the services of electronic payment and culture points. Welcome to the art fair in a friendly and accessible outdoor space with family and friends on the cool autumn weekend.