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Taiwan Classifieds > SPECIAL REPORT > The Amphitheatre & the Wen-Hsin Forest Park

The Amphitheatre & the Wen-Hsin Forest Park


About the Amphitheatre

In 2001, Jason Hu took over as mayor of Taichung City. In keeping with his insightful perspective that a city’s unique characteristics and competence are ideally expressed through its distinctive cultural developments, Mayor Hu proposed the construction of a large-scale outdoor Amphitheatre in a park, combining greenery and culture. It was hoped that such a project would help develop Taichung into an international city of cultural and economic significance. This proposal finally bore fruit in August, 2006 after negotiations between and efforts by numerous parties. In 2008, construction of the Amphitheatre’s roof began. The project included the development of landscaped green areas with specifically-designed multi-purpose sections. Mayor Hu named this the Wen-Hsin Forest Park, managed by the Taichung City Government Department of Construction, while the Amphitheatre was given its “Fulfillment” name and is managed by the Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau. …. Since August 5, 2006, a wide variety of artistic and cultural events have been held here, with only exception being the year when the Amphitheatre roof was being constructed. This public space has not only provided a venue for top-quality cultural and recreational activities in Taichung, but has also helped to encourage the general public’s participation in arts and cultural events. Clearly, the “Cultural Economy” concept has seen the successful development of Taichung’s cultural innovation industry and transformed it into an “Oriental Vienna”……

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‧Address No.289, Sec. 1, Wenxin Rd., Nantun Dist., Taichung City 408, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
‧Tel: +886-4-23727311

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