Gueiren Living Art Center
"For visitors at Guiren Circle, it is difficult to refrain from being attracted to this classic and elegant yellow building. Built sometime in 1934, the Guiren Living Art Center used to be the town office for Guiren District during the Japanese Colonial period and later became the official building for Guiren Police Precinct under Tainan County Police Bureau. When the precinct relocated later, the building was left to idle for sometime before it was renovated in an effort to revitalize existing space to become the center of living art in Guiren. Apart from exhibitions and featuring a collection of books, the facility has also been used as a space for yoga and aerobic classes. And thus, it has evolved from a solemn and serious space back when it was a precinct into an ideal spot for slow-living of beauty for urban dwellers seeking recreation.
The detention room that was formerly a part of the precinct had been retained with the intention of keeping it as a part of the building’s former history, with a touch of educational significance. However, it inadvertently became the favorite spot throughout the entire premise among the visitors as they vie to enter the room and get a feeling of what it’s like to be inside. It is certainly one of the more interesting phenomena that make the Guiren Living Art Center popular."
Tainan Cultural Center
With its construction initiated in June 1980, Tainan Cultural Center was officially inaugurated on October 6, 1984. It was renamed as Tainan Municipal Arts Center in 2000 in the wake of the establishment of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government. On May 20, 2004, the center was ordered to operate under its original name-Tainan Municipal Cultural Center. Because of the merger of Tainan County and Tainan City, the center was renamed as Tainan Municipal Cultural Center on December 25, 2010. It was merged to Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government on January 1, 2013 and was renamed as Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division. The division manages Tainan Cultural Center, Guiren Cultural Center and Xinhua Auditorium since then.
Taikang Cultural Center
"Taikang Cultural Center is the first cultural center of its kind in Taiwan to have performance hall, a library and a community college all rolled into one. Not only that, it is also the first cultural public infrastructure that has been proposed and initiated by members of the general public including individuals from various local communities, educators and even temple committees through a bottom-up process.
The principle architecture is designed to make up of two SRC buildings – the theatre building and the classroom building. The theatre building will have 4 floors above ground and 1 basement floor with a professional, multi-purpose theatre that accommodates an audience between 400-600, along with a theatre hall, exhibition space, professional rehearsal space and an amphitheatre. The classroom building will have 3 floors above ground and 1 basement floor, with 2 standard classrooms, 4 specialized classrooms, an NGO meeting room, office space and a cafeteria that serves light meals. The library will be located on the basement floor and will feature an Audio-Visual material area, library section and office space. These features and functions make Taikang Cultural Center a unique multi-purpose cultural center that offers green environment, educational promotion and art and cultural performance. "
Xinhua Performance Hall
Xinhua Performance Hall is located between Xinhua Elementary School and Xinhua Junior High School. The planning of the Performance Hall started from 2001. After demolishing the old Xinhua Activity Center, the new Xinhua Performance Hall was to be built on the same site. The plan soon gained approval and the first two phases of the construction began in October 2006. In these two phases, the exterior of the building was completed. Then by capitalizing on the domestic demand expansion budget, the City Government oversaw the completion of the third and fourth phases of the construction, in which the interior of the building and the surrounding areas were furbished. The construction took three years and cost a total of NT$81.5 million, but the planning and the construction altogether actually took almost a decade. Xinhua Performance Hall was officially inaugurated on April 24th, 2010.
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