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The 6.6-hectares Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei’s Xinyi District was completed in 1937 as the Songshan Tobacco Factory, which was one of the seed companies of a monopoly system mandated by the Taiwan Governor-General Office. The premises were one of Taiwan’s pioneers of modern industry, as well as the first professional tobacco plant. A gracefully simple Japanese modernist structure, the factory features meticulously crafted face cams, glasswork and bronze nails that made it arguably a "model factory" at that time. When Japan lost the war in 1945, the Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau took over the factory and renamed it, Songshan Tobacco Factory of Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau. The factory ceased production of cigarettes in 1998 for concerns over urban planning, regulatory changes in the tobacco and liquor marketing system, as well as shrinking demand. It became a relic of the past after being merged into the Taipei Cigarette Plant.
In 2001, the Taipei City Government named the tobacco factory the city’s 99th historic site and converted it into a park comprising city-designated historic sites (namely the office building, the 1st to 5th warehouses, cigarette plant and boiler room), historic structures (the inspection room, a machinery repair shed and a nursing room) and architectural highlights (the Baroque-style garden, an ecologically landscaped pond, a public bath and a multi-purpose auditorium). For more efficient reuse of space, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park was built on the historic site as a production base for designers and cultural & creative businesses, as well as a venue for performances and exhibitions. The park introduced to its premises a Taiwan Design Museum and TMSK through partnerships with the Taiwan Design Center and prestigious Taiwanese glasswork label LIULI GONG FANG, respectively, besides a snack bar that was converted from the machinery repair shed.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
TEL:
+886-2-2765-1388
Address:
No.133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Longitude/Latitude:
121.560836/25.044067
Web:
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park Links
Transportation:

 Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Yuanshan Interchange → Jianguo elevated Rd. → Exit at Zhongxiao E. Rd. Interchange → Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd → Ln. 553, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd.

Public:
Take the THSR to Taipei Station, transfer to the MRT or bus.
  1. From MRT Taipei City Hall (Exit 1): approx. 400 m by foot
  2. From MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall (Exit 5): approx. 500 m by foot
  3. By Bus, Bus: 212 (incl. nighttime bus), 232 (Express, Red, Green), 240 (incl. nonstop), 270, 299, 919, 1800, 1815, 5500, Zhongxiao New Main Line: alight at United Daily News Building

 

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