[ 南投 ] 夏日豔陽下的紙教堂

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[ 下午豔陽下的南投紙教堂 ]  Paper Dome – A Church Made out of Paper

In 1995, a devasting earthquake in Japan destroyed 70% of the houses in the area affected. 300 volunteers worked on the consturction of the Paper Dome to be the base for rescue and support. In 1999, one of the most devasting earthquake in Taiwan history hit the middle part of Taiwan. 10 years after the Japanese earthquake, this Paper Dome travelled across…(continue in English here)

過去因為 1995 年的阪神大地震的重建而建的 Paper Dome, 在歷經 10 年後漂洋過海到了1999年受 921 大地震重創的南投。在現在這個新故鄉社區見學園區,看到了一群人讓一個老舊沒落的村落,在地震災難後找到…


the ocean and was placed here as a platform for support of exchange for the then still-under-restoration communities that suffered from the earthquake.

重生,轉型成為個 “生態、生產、生活並重的生態村。”
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從外面的停車場可沿著一個小步道走到園區的入口, 不過會比直接走馬路繞一點。 &園區內的荷花池。

A Path from the parking lot to the entrance of the park.

 

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一到入口就可看到一個日式被荷花池包圍的房子,裡面有可喝咖啡&買當地紀念品的小店鋪。

A building surrounded by a lotus flower pond. It’s a small cafe with souvenir store.

 

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這個就是紙教堂的外景,其實要傍晚或是天黑來時看裡面有點燈時,這整個看起來會像的紙燈籠,很美。

平常這裡是有開到晚上 8 點9點.

The Paper Dome – when you come at night, the whole building lights up like a lantern. This place is open ’til 8 or 9PM.

 

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建築內許多元素都是由紙做的,例如背面的彩色紙簾。現在這地方除了宗教活動外,也有在辦社區活動、婚禮等。

Many parts of this Paper Dome is made out of paper (eg .the colourful “paper curtains” behind the speaker. The Paper Dome is now a centre of church and local community activities.
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椅子也是用紙捲做的. 另外一旁的窯.

The chairs are made out of paper rolls. The outdoor kiln outside of the church.

 

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一旁了建築運用了台灣隨處可見的鐵皮屋當作房屋設計的靈感。

Other than the Paper Dome, the buildings here all have some special meanings. eg. this green building took inspiration from the green metal roof of many old buildings in Taiwan.

 

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從這個震央開始所有受到921地震影響的範圍.

This large bowl shows the epicentre of the earthquake in 1999 and all the areas it affected.

 

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這個就像兩個人高舉&手拉著手一起.

This shows two people holding hand in hand.

 

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南投 – 紙教堂  Paper Dome

A: 南投縣埔里鎮桃米巷 52-12號

W: http://paperdome.homeland.org.tw

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