Reutilization Strategy for The Cultural Heritage at Xihu Sugar Refinery

  • Shih-Jen Feng
  • Nai-Chia Chao
  • Yi-Hua Chiang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 739)


The sugar industry cultural heritage in Taiwan has witnessed the change of time. From the history perspective, sugar industry has always been an important part in Taiwan after many generations. However, many sugar factories are either being transformed or re-utilized to extend their life into future generations. However, the technological advancements, cultural and socio-economic and other factors have resulted in structural changes for the sugar industry. The reutilization of the cultural heritage of many industries simply is not connecting to the local people or appealing to their emotions. Besides, the issue of cultural heritage preservation is at a disadvantage when it comes to encouraging involvement from the general public, especially since it cannot appeal to the self-interests of the locals. Therefore, this study explores the core value of the cultural heritage at the Xihu sugar refinery and introduces emotional experience, environmental education and other human activities/elements to revitalize a cultural heritage venue via emotional economy.


Sugar industry Re-utilization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan (R.O.C.)
  2. 2.Graduate School of Architecture and Urban DesignChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan (R.O.C.)

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