Friday, September 3, 2010

San Zhi, Taiwan

As architecture evolves we often assume the infallibility of modern design.  San Zhi, Taiwan is an abandoned future city which shows us that jumping on trend too quickly can result in failure.  Curious.
“The area is called San Zhi. There are no named architects since the whole site was commissioned by the government and several local firms. They were trying to create a posh luxurious vacation spot for the affluent and rich streaming out of Taipei. Now this is where things get weird. The local papers say there were numerous accidents during its construction, and as news spread to the urbanites of the island state, nobody wanted to vacation there, much less visit. Locals say the area is now haunted by those who died in vain and because they are not remembered, they linger there unable to pass on.” - Transim

The site hower was demolished in 2008/9 to make way for a new development.

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