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5. 千層野台



5. Punk Tree Square

The outdoor space in between the libLAB and the tourist service center is surrounded by many white punk trees and therefore gets the name Punk Tree Square.

The park decided to renovate this area in 2011 and after nine months the square was re-opened to the public on the Dragon Boat Festival of 2012. With all the trees kept intact, the celebrated architect Chiu Wen-Chieh added a stairway that not only connects to the rice wine factory but also serves as audience seats, making the square also function as a venue for events and performances. The stage is made by stucco washed walls while the lighting works harmoniously with the surrounding. On weekends, people like to sit on the stairway and relax, watching all kinds of performances brought by street artists.