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Kenting,Taiwan, complexity and contradiction in such a surrealism place . Surrounding by national park ,resort , beach, and Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant(NPP).

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Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

There’re many signifiers of building type in here. Waste stock as palace axis , water tank as square, drainage as canal, and nuclear power plant as cathedral. It’s the Zeitgeist of contemporary civilization, after theocracy, sovereign, and democracy.

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

In such Post-Fukushima Era, nuclear power debate turn into ideology, critique of pure rationalism is considered as blaspheme. Science become above suspicion.

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Nowadays Maanshan NPP is ready to decommission in the near future. The vast campus, the timetable of purification, the final disposal which half-life period much longer than history of civilization,et cetera. Those issues consecrate of this site to transcendent industrial heritage .

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

From this beginning, back into Ouroborous , the symbol of alchemy, the predecessor of modern science, a self-eating , self-inflicted , self-creation. In the sense of Eternal-Return and one is the all. And create such a city like Angelus Novus of Walter Benjamin : ” Not a optimist press forward, but a storm what we call progress, irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned . “

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

All in all, re-think decommissioning nuclear power plant, try to tell an architecture fable story, a fictional city which science considered as religion and mythology, a future archeology dystopia .

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Courtesy of Lu, Hao-Yeh

Project Credits:

Project Name : Ouroboros City : The Death and Rebirth of Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant

Name : Lu, Hao-Yeh

School: Tunghai University

Adviser : Liou, Guan-Hong

Arch2o has received this project from our readers in order to participate in the Students week 7 event, you may submit your own work for publication in the Students Week 8 by sending it to igraduate(at)arch2o.com

 

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