Mission

In 2012, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park was positioned as the “Creative Hub of Taipei”, with the objective to nurture creative talents and energy. The Park is not designed with a commercial focus, but rather, its mission is to kindle creativity and innovation and to be in synch with the interdisciplinary developmental trend observed in today’s industries. The Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is not just a platform for showcasing creativity and innovation. It strives to be a hub for inspiring and nurturing the spirits of creativity, and with the four key strategies of “Creative Lab”, “Creative Co-Op”, “Creative School”, and “Creative Showcase”, the objective is for the Park to achieve the goal of becoming Taipei’s creative hub. With the mission in mind, the Park is assertively involved in the organization of various artistic, cultural, and creativity events, which also include presentations of design, visual, and cross-disciplinary events. The activities take shape in diverse formats, including film shootings, press conferences, extended or short-term exhibitions, award ceremonies, symposiums, seminars, fashion shows, and much more. The cultural heritage site of the Park is used in multifaceted lively ways, and with its unique ambiance enhanced, the location has gradually been transformed into a new destination for cultural and creative industry endeavors in Taipei and also a new creative stage with an international focus. The Songshan Cultural and Creative Park’s mission and duties involve continual efforts in facilitating exchanges between industries and to offer support for the development of aesthetical experiences, and also promotional and marketing endeavors, which are all aimed at creating the greatest benefits from the Park’s multiple functions. Furthermore, it will also continue to organize large-scale cultural and creative events and to actualize the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park’s vision to become Taipei’s creative showcase window. With the Park’s multifunctional spaces and its multifaceted operational approach, the intention is to transform the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park into an iconic indicator for everyday aestheticism and design cognition and for the location to truly become a comprehensive multifaceted creative center.

Opening Times

Transportation

No.133, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 11072, Taiwan

Park Entrances

Enter from Lane 553, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, via entrances 1~3. The Park’s eco-pond and entrance sign are visible upon entering from the lane of the previous location of the United Daily News and passing by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.


Enter from Yanchang Road, via entrances 4~5. At the intersection of Civic Boulevard and Guangfu South Road, from Civic Boulevard get off at the Guangfu South Road ramp and drive from the west side toward the east into Yanchang Road.


Metro

Take the Banqiao Line (Blue) to the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Station, and take Exit 5 and walk for about 550m to Yanchang Road (the intersection of Civic Boulevard and Guangfu South Road).
Take the Banqiao Line (Blue) to the Taipei City Hall Station, and take Exit 1 (with stairs) or Exit 2 (with escalators) and walk for about 400m to Lane 553, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road.


Bus

Zhongxiao East Road【United Daily News Stop】212, 212(Direct), 232, 232(Sub), 240(Inc. Express Bus), 263, 270, 299, 919, 1800, 1815, 5500, Zhongxiao New Main Line Guangfu South Road【Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall Stop】204, 254, 266, 266(shuttle route), 282, 288, 288(shuttle route)


Parking

The nearest pay parking lot is located at the underground level of the Taipei New Horizon Building. Please enter from Yanchang Road (the intersection of Civic Boulevard and Guangfu South Road).
http://www.taipeinewhorizon.com.tw/TNH/TrafficInformation For more parking information, please visit the Taipei City Parking Management and Development Office’s website:http://www.pma.taipei.gov.tw/


Visit Info

The Park is open to the public free of charge; however, the admission fee for the exhibitions and performances presented inside the Park is determined individually by each event presenter.

Visitors should take advantage of the available public transportations to the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. Should you prefer to drive, the nearest pay parking lot is located at the underground level of the Taipei New Horizon Building. Please enter from Yanchang Road (the intersection of Civic Boulevard and Guangfu South Road). http://www.taipeinewhorizon.com.tw/TNH/TrafficInformation For more parking information please visit the Taipei City Parking Management and Development Office’s website:http://www.pma.taipei.gov.tw/


The entire Park is smoke-free. Motorcycles, bicycles, skate boards, and scooters are all prohibited inside the Park to avoid potential danger to other visitors, with the exception of official vehicles of the Park.


Pets are allowed at the outdoor areas; however, please keep your pets leashed and clean up after them. Pets are prohibited inside the indoor spaces (such as inside the exhibition venues or office areas), with the exception of guide dogs.


This Park is an ecological area and takes up 6.6 hectares of land. To walk through the entire Park would take approximately 30-40 minutes. In hot summer seasons, please pay special attention to stay protected from the sun and keep hydrated.


Complementary wheelchairs and baby strollers are available for loan at the Park’s “Service Center”.


The Story of SCCP

This location has transformed through history since 1937 as the “Taiwan Sōtokufu Tobacco Monopoly Bureau” during the Japanese colonial time, and after restoration, it was taken over by the Taiwan Monopoly Bureau and renamed the “Taiwanese Provincial Tobacco and Alcohol Monopoly Bureau Songshan Plant”. In 2001, it was appointed by the Taipei City Government as the No. 99 cultural heritage site of the city and renamed the “Songshan Cultural and Creative Park”. This site was once home to the first modernized tobacco Factory in Taiwan, which created tremendous economic value to the nation. On November 15th, 2011, after it officially opened to the public, it has now been transformed into a creative hub of Taiwan.

The concept of an “industrial village” was employed during the initial development of the Songshan Tobacco Factory, and besides the production line, the benefits and needs of the plant’s employees were also taken into consideration for the design of the site. With its large open spaces and courtyards, the site was a pioneering design for industrial plants at that time.

Its architectural style belongs to the genre of “Japanese Early Modernism”, with emphasis placed on horizontal lines, simple classic shapes, and refined workmanship. The buildings were considered to be an exceptional model for industrial plants in that era. The boiler room, mechanical maintenance factory, and tobacco Factory were completed in 1939, and rolled tobaccos began production in October of the same year, with 1200 workers hired in its initial stage. In 1940, the office building and inspection room were completed, with the construction of the entire plant completed in the span of three years and three months.


Featured Architectures
  • City Heritage Site
    Tobacco Factory The 1st floor of the tobacco factory is constructed with multiple pillars, which are designed to hold up the pillar and obstruction free second floor space...
  • Historical Architectures
    The Inspection Room Employees and executives were required to go through the inspection room prior to work and after work. Similar to today’s security check points....
  • Special Features
    Baroque Garden The garden and fountain in the courtyard were renovated during the beginning of the restoration period. The architectural design was inspired...

Information Center

Location:Information Center is located at the northeast side of the Tobacco Factory.


Opening Times:9:00~18:00

For the return of any borrowed equipment or the use of coin-operated lockers (coins are refundable after each use), please come to the Service Center to process the return or item retrieval before 17:30.


Service Tel:+886-2-2765-1388


Facilities:

  1. Breastfeeding room:One table and one chair, pillow, towel, hand sanitizer, tissues
  2. Drinking fountain with cold and hot water
  3. Coin-operated lockers (Requires the deposit of NT$10, which is refundable after each use)
    Small size:Approx. Width30*Height35*Depth45
    Medium size:Approx. Width30*Height45*Depth45
    Large size:Approx. Width30*Height55*Depth45
  4. Resting lounge
  5. Wheel chair and baby stroller rental (A valid ID is needed as deposit to process the rental)
  6. Lost and found, broadcast service to look for someone
  7. Emergency notification, basic medical assistance
  8. E. Sun Bank ATM (Located outside the entrance of the Service Center)