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Chiung-Ting Chiu

MA work

Resettling Dalinpu: An Alternative Strategy to the State’s Proposal

Kaohsiung is an industrial metropolis in the south of Taiwan, where more than one third of its population works for heavy industries. In 2014, a catastrophic gas explosion in the centre of the city resulted in hundreds of injuries and 32 fatalities. This incident ignited the process of moving the city’s oil refineries to a land of a coastal area called Dalinpu, home to some 20,000 people that now need to be relocated. In this context, the project is a critique of the urban politics of Kaohsiung and of the ways in which previous relocations of coastal villages took place. Proposing an alternative strategy for the resettlement of Dalinpu the design aims to put the rights of inhabitants as well as their modes of living at forefront of urban and architectural debates.


  • MA Degree


    School of Architecture


    MA Architecture, 2016



  • Chiung-Ting is an architectural / graphic designer currently based in London. He grew up in a costal village in a southern city of Taiwan named Kaohsiung, in a region surrounded by several industrial plants and a mass seaport. The combination of man-built infrastructures and natural landscape have together led to an inspiring environmental experience in Chiung-Ting’s early life, and deeply influenced his views towards modernisation, the environment and the role of design as a medium in this rapidly-changing world.

  • Publications

  • Illusion of Progress, 2015