English Audio Guide

3. 1A /高塔研究股 +1B / 高塔區(台北市市定古蹟)


    由高低錯落三棟建築構成的高塔區,過去是酒廠時代的品管試驗室,做為實驗不同酒類的研究空間,如今1樓成為遊客服務中心,2樓則為華山學堂,由臺北藝術大學開設藝術推廣課程,提供一般民眾報名選修。

    高塔區是台北市市定古蹟,建於1920年11月,最早是做為釀造米酒的空間,三層磚造水泥結構,因分別於不同年代逐次修建而成,整區樓高起伏錯落有致,搭配局部木桁架及斜屋頂,呈現不同時代的工法及建材特性。高塔部分的正面、平面都有嚴謹的對稱性,入口處原有一鑄鐵托架的木製雨庇,正面以山牆、拱圈、飾帶裝飾,牆面為洗石子,並有間隔合宜之溝縫形成立面水平元素,搭配多扇直立木窗及木構弧拱窗,構成極具特色的建築風貌,右邊紅磚牆面則為清水紅磚。

 

3. M1A/M1B+Research Lab/Tower Area (Historic Site of Taipei City)


The Tower Area composed of three buildings used to be the testing lab for quality control. Now the first floor becomes the tourist service center and the second floor as the Huashan School run by the Taipei National University of the Arts to promote art and culture, providing classes for the general public. 
  
The tower was built in November of 1920 for making rice wine and now is the designated historical site. Each of the three stories of the tower was constructed in different times, so the floor heights differ, creating an interesting way of circulation. Construction skills and characteristics of different building materials are also reflected in details such as wooden truss or tilted roof. The tower was designed in a symmetrical nature with a wooden roof supported by iron pillars that went all the way from the entrance to prevent the rain but later dismantled. Various architecture elements, including gable, arch and frieze are incorporated in the façade and the stucco  washed wall is parted evenly bycarved gaps in between. The tower is not complete without mentioning the wooden vertical and arch windows as well as the red brick wall on the right.