those spaces in between life, thinking, the physical world, and humanity
Abstract. This paper examines the hybrid condition of Taipei’s built environment within its socio-‐cultural context and daily activity of the city. It also points out cer-‐ tain forward-‐looking policies adopted by the City Government that over the last decades gave way to interesting and radical ambiances within the city. To illustrate this fact three case studies are described from the point of view of a pedestrian and on the basis of a journey. By identifying the key qualities that define these new ambiances, some relevant conclusions for urban intervention based on the creation of significant urban ambiances are finally extracted.
Keywords: creative city, walkable city, multisensory city, cultural identity, Taipei