"Breathing New Life into Old Houses: A Journey and Reflection on Heritage Regeneration in Taiwan "
Speaker: Mr. Shih-Hua Yen (CEO, the Foundation of Historic City Conservation and Regeneration, Taiwan)
“Old House New Life” is a movement initiated in historical Tainan City by (Taiwan) Foundation of Historic City Conservation and Regeneration in 2008. It involved the promotion and acknowledgment of excellent old building regeneration projects. Throughout the years, the movement has successfully gained public awareness and brought a huge impact on the historic urban landscape and the old buildings, both in the positive and negative ways. Therefore, “Declaration of the Old House New Life” is launched to reclaim the origin and spirit of the movement. The declaration calls for a promotion of conservation and regeneration, responsible regeneration, restriction on adaptive re-use in alignment with the historical setting, local socio-cultural context, and business philosophy. In this talk, Mr. Yen will share his experience and thoughts on this matter.