The Gatefold Building, at the east end of the site, is the first phase of the wider masterplan and received planning permission from LB Hillingdon on the 14th February 2012. It offers 132 new homes, workshop units for start-up businesses, a new cafe and commuity space. We hope to be on site with this development by the end of the year.
The Nangang Bottle Cap Factory, located in the southeastern corner of Taipei City was built in 1943, and the factory was forced to shut down in 2004. But instead of becoming another blot on the urban landscape, it has been transformed into the Nangang Play Ground, an exhibition center that offers visitors a chance to view art installations and engage in other meaningful activities.
Redevelopment Projects Give Historical Icons a Second Life : casualties of the changing face of American industry and culture, historic factories and districts were abandoned for decades : now developers around the country are giving them a second life /