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Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區

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Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00

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Introduction

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.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-27651388
Address
No. 133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00

Reminders

Since parking is unavailable on the park premises, drivers are advised to utilize the car park in the basement of Songshan Senior-High School, Yonggu Car Park (Zhongxiao branch), Yangsheng Car Park (Zhongxiao branch), Zhou’s Car Park, Zhongji Car Park, or the car park of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • Venue rental
  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

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Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler rating

  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 12 Poor
  3. 97 Average
  4. 347 Very good
  5. 295 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 146 Families
  2. 149 Couples
  3. 138 Solo
  4. 33 Business
  5. 209 Friends
  • Places_W_People

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Immerse in Taiwanese creativity in a converted tobacco factory

    2019-09

    The Songshan Cultural and creative park is a place to get fresh inspirations and break the regular mundane city life. It offers unique ideas, quirky designs and gives a sense of hope for the future. A converted tobacco factory now houses several aspiring designers’ works and artists’ impressions. There was also an ongoing event when I was there on sustainable environmental products. Besides the galleries, and the chic Songyan cafe that serve very light cheesecake, the area also houses rich greenery and even urban farming. May this place continues to provide many more inspirations to others in formulating innovative and insightful ideas!
  • Annie H

    A bygone area gentrified for modern day

    2018-11

    I enjoyed this cultural center immensely. Formerly the tobacco factory during the Japanese colonial era, the efforts in adapting the architecture and space were well done. The inside garden is a must see. I highly recommend walking through the halls. I visited the many exhibits, the graphic design library, the library near the glass gallery and the various unique stores of local artisans and designers. Make sure to walk through the peaceful pond along the bridges. Allow some time to also visit the Eslite multi-level creative center with books and unique design products.
  • Neekchew

    Heading to Taipei

    2019-09

    This would be the venue for the golden pin award for design that is held on this coming September 2019. I have heard much of the place and can't wait to travel to Taipei for the awards
  • RogersEm

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Lovely walk around

    2018-11

    We went for an exhibition which was ok, but just walking around the park and the waters edge was really lovely. We all enjoyed the outing.
  • Tunaidi

    Baltimore

    Pretty cool

    2019-08

    Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is a fun place to explore. Lots of pop up venues for artistic, creative, interactive, and educational show cases.

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