The site for Nanhua Glimmer is located in Pingtung, Taiwan. Sitting at the foot of Taimu Mountain, the site previously served as an elementary school. The now decommissioned school campus has transformed into the Pingtung AI Agriculture Hub with a new landscape park for the community and the elderly. The landscape park creates a more inviting atmosphere for the locals by opening up the campus boundary and linking the new greenery with the surrounding.
The reinvigorated campus celebrates the natural habitat of the region translating them into geometric forms in the landscape design. The continuous curvature of the concrete retaining walls echoes the patterns of the pineapple fields and the folds of the mountain ridges. The selected variety of plants in the campus offers an opportunity for the public to encounter bio-diversity, comprising of edible plants on the green hills and the restoration of aquatic plants in the eco pond.
The elements of mist and glimmer resemble the collective memory of the region – at nights, the mountain mist flows along the ridges, creating radiances around the street lights afar. The natural mountain mist runs through the mahogany forest and pineapple fields. The recreated misty scene brings up the visual memories of gazing afar towards the mountain covered in mist and clouds.