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2017 Old House, New Life Invites Submissions
The “Old House, New Life” program for 2017 has kicked off!This year the program will be expanded to cover projects spanning four different scales – micro, small, middle, and grand. The amount of subsidy will vary from NT$100,000 to NT$800,000 depending on the scale of the project. According to Urban Regeneration Office (URO), the City assisted in the implementation of two old building remodeling projects in 2016, successfully stimulating imagination of what the neighborhood will look like following the transformation, thus improving the community’s living environment. Over the course of rapid urban development, old edifices bear the marks of history while shaping the diverse facets of city life. Idle buildings at the City’s historic blocks will be injected with new life and provide a platform for experiment with different possibilities. URO invites proposals involving old buildings with great potentials at Datung and Wanhua districts. The plans should seek to explore new values for the aged buildings, highlighting “space reutilization,” “community rebirth,” and “social innovation.”The deadline for submissions to the 2017 Old House, New Life program is November 30. For application form download, please visit https://goo.gl/AqAWBT (Chinese). Inquiries can be made via 02-7711-0779 or 02-2781-5696, ext. 3025.