The Xin Hua Fruits and Vegetables Market, a traditional market in southern Taiwan is to get a new look; a renovation project will transform it into a modern marketplace and a new landmark. Xin Hua is an important distribution center of fruits and vegetable in Tainan City. It will be relocated away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Tainan, wrote CNA.
The new facility's design, a collaboration between Li-Ju Li LEED®AP Architect of the Urbanists Collaborative and the Netherlands-based MVRDV studio, won an award at the FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards 2020.
Image: Tainan City Government
The new market will be a four-storied structure with a rooftop teeming with green plants. There will be space reserved for stalls and eateries selling agricultural products, making the market a multi-purpose recreational venue.
The intent is that the market will be ready for inauguration in September 2021, with the potential of becoming a new tourist attraction. Tainan had a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) market for agricultural products in 2019, according to the Tainan City Government Agriculture Bureau.