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CKS Memorial Park Competition

Spatial-Temporal of Awe and Nature Longing for Memories
敬畏的時空紀念與渴望回憶的自然

At this moment, the lake surrounded by mountains was a tranquil, swampy place. Then a sudden loud bang echoes the environment, the lake broke up the levees. It was around 160 thousand years ago in northern Taiwan. Water flowed to the sea and created the Tamsui river course. Taipei Basin is then formed, becoming a floodplain till this day.

 

Facing the difficult yet inspiring future, we cannot forget our past. To recall history, we should not trace back only the history of humans, we should remember the far and long environmental history of this land.

 

The site will be restored to its native biodiversity habitat, the dismantling of man-made decorations will be a passive creation, and the submergence of the underground structure will be an active disappearance. The pristine land will be rebirth, rich microclimates will be created to assist nature to grow.

 

It is not a road to destruction but an ecological creation. A series of environmental pre-sensing systems will be set up to help provide Taipei Basin with the ability of resilience and adaptation responding to climate change. Therefore, the place with Taipei City will dream of the environment of the past, and foresee a future where we can co-exist with nature under a vast environmental scale.

 

Once we regain the awe in the natural environment of this free land, forgotten past will be remembered, the knowledge that has not been learned will not be forgotten, and the authoritarian can then be introspected. Hence we can confidently yet humbly look forward to a future in which all creatures share equality and freedom.

這座群山環抱的堰塞湖還是一片沉靜平和,突然一聲震天巨響,響徹了整個環境,平靜的湖堤潰決了。時間大約是十六萬年前左右,地點在台灣島的北部。湖水很快地流向大海,並且沖沏出了現在的淡水河道,台北盆地隨之乾涸,成為了一個泛濫平原的環境狀態,並持續至今。

 

迎接著充滿困難但仍然鼓舞人心的未來,我們不能忘記過去。要回憶這裡曾經發生的歷史,不應該僅僅只是回溯著人類的時空尺度,而應該憶起這片土地悠長的環境歷程。

 

這裡將被復育成原生的環境多樣性生態棲地,人造物的拆解將會是消極的創造,地下結構的淹沒則會是積極的消隱。原始的土地將被重現,形成豐富的微氣候,以協助自然在此蔓延。

 

這並不是一個崩壞的過程,而將會是一個自然生態的創造進程。過程中將置入一系列的環境預感知系統,以協助提供台北盆地應對未來環境氣候變遷的韌性與適應能力,從而轉變成一個環境預感知的地景。在浩瀚的環境及時間尺度下,這裡將做著從前環境時空的夢,同時一起伴隨著台北,展望著一個與自然共存的未來。

 

當我們重拾對自然環境以及對這片土地的敬畏,威權才能被反省、過去也會被記起。                如此,我們將可以自信並且謙卑地展望萬物平等與自由的未來。

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