Goal and Vision
A new Hakka future and a new urban Hakka-themed park In the earliest stages of planning and design, the architectural team decided to create a multi-faceted Hakka park in an urban setting. The goal was to create a facility that would preserve Hakka culture for future generations, develop the Hakka spirit, and not only provide a gathering place for Hakka people from all over the world, but also turn Taipei into a new hometown for Hakka people.
Based on this vision, the Taipei City Hakka Affairs Commission came up with five major goals for the park:
- To preserve Hakka culture for future generations by holding the Hakka Yimin Festival and other folk festivals (e.g. Dragon Boat Festival, Tung Blossom Festival), musical theater productions, and teacher-training programs.
- To manifest the Hakka spirit by providing a venue for events, including World Hakka Convention meetings, international Hakka cultural exchanges, and Hakka art and literature seminars.
- To promote the Hakka language through Hakka language classes, Hakka hill song classes, Hakka lectures and debates, and educational events for elementary and junior high school students.
- To revitalize Hakka industries through culinary and art tours, and promote urban-rural exchanges through strategic alliances and marketing local agricultural products.
- To provide sustainability and ecological education using the park's tea trees, fields, nature ponds, scenic bridges, and walking paths. The park will provide students of all ages with the opportunity to learn in an outdoor environment and gain a deeper understanding of Hakka agriculture, the importance of sustainability, and natural resource utilization.
- Rainwater recycling and solar energy facilities in the park also contribute to an environment of conservation and sustainability while reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions. Rainwater recycling and solar energy facilities in the park also contribute to an environment of conservation and sustainability.