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 and also taking into consideration the architectural structure’s weight capacity. The second floor of the tobacco factory was once the production site of many old tobacco brands, such as Long Life and New Paradise. To the south of the tobacco factory is where the “Union No.133” is located now, and to the west is the “Taiwan Design Museum”.

●No. 1-5 Warehouses and Conveyor Belt
Built in 1940, the building is constructed with a wooden structure and bricks. Its continuous archways are one of the building’s distinctive features. The No. 1 warehouse is a solitary building and takes up the area of 440 ping (approximately 1454 m2). No. 2 to 5 warehouses are connected units, with No. 2 and No. 3 interconnected with each other. The unique high-rise track that connects the front and the back of the warehouses was a special design used in the factory’s heydays for the placement of production machines. The old conveyor belt that connects the top of the No. 2 warehouse with the 2nd floor of the tobacco factory has been preserved till now. In the old days, workers would roll the tobaccos on the 2nd floor and the packaged cigarettes would be transported to the No. 2 warehouse via the conveyor belt. Through the moving belt, the products would be transported to the platform ready to be shipped out. The design eliminated the need for manual haulage. The Songshan Tobacco Factory, adjacent to the Taipei Airport operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration, also had railways and platform behind the No. 2 warehouse for easy access of shipping the goods for exportation in Keelung. No. 4 and No. 5 warehouses were used as flat open storage spaces, which make them ideal for presenting various exhibitions and artistic events. The warehouse’s capacity could be fully utilized, and its interior is free of supportive columns. Fortification façade walls have been implemented on the outer walls of No. 2 and No. 5 warehouses to form extra support for the architectural structure.

●The Boiler Room
The entire plant’s power depended on the burning of coal that took place inside the boiler room. It was the heart of the entire plant, and also once an iconic landmark for the city of Taipei. Today, it stands at a distance across from the Taipei 101, and the juxtaposition forms an iconic witness to the historical developments that have unfolded in the East District of Taipei.

●The Office Building
This space was designed as a meeting and lounge area for executives and guests. It was designed with a distinctive flow of movement that separated it from other buildings, and regular employees were not permitted inside this building. Its flooring and window frames are made of quality wood and are quite refined. It is now used as the Park’s office and conference space.