urbanism – landscape – ideas – theory – whimsy

San Zhi Abandoned City


A friend sent me a link to a post about this amazing abandoned resort scheme in Taiwan outside Taipei, called San Zhi. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more curious and misguided scheme – but you can’t deny that the photographs are both amazing and surreal. The reasons for abandonment supposedly revolve around local stories that the site is haunted. Visit the original site for more photos and background.


Addendum (May 2010): a commenter indicates that the buildings have now been demolished to build another attempt at a resort development

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Yeah, I’ve seen it when I was i Taipei in March’07. I think its really cool. I love these UFO-style buildings. I wonder whether it is possible to buy one of them and live there, and how much they might cost?

Hi, gave yer fine blog a mention on http://snaporaz.posterous.com/san-zhi-kosmos

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