One man's trash is another man's treasure. In this case, the Department of Cultural Affairs worked on a project called "Re-create Taipei", which turned water tanks into a colorful playground for children to play with. Let's take a look.
Kids running around the playground, having the time of their lives. However, unlike any other playgrounds in Taipei, the slide, ball pit and mini tunnel here are all innovatively constructed with old water tanks.
(Is it fun?) Yes it's fun
The inside of the water tanks are supplemented with other found materials, providing the kids a variety of textures including bubble wrap and tree bank.
==ZHOU YU-RU, Project host==
When the kids are playing, they can touch and feel all kinds of materials and textures here, and that can increase their senses.
Underneath the massive elevated expressway, Civic Boulevard, lays the dark and forgotten areas in the city center. Now, with a touch of reconstruction, broken street lamps have turned into colorful swings.
==LI YOU-FU, Chengan borough chief ==
Now there aren't any homeless people around anymore. We used the least amount of money to create the most value out of it. And now it's very clean.
The project "Re-Create Taipei" is a collaboration on public space and urban waste. The outcome is site-specific art intervention which final design depends on the local context and collaborators. The installations including the playground and swings made of street lamps will stay onsite for three months, and possibly expanding to more places in the future.