the scene of bamboo hedges is one of the features of Lanyang plain, it has
almost faded away with the changes of contemporary trends.
To preserve the particular appearance of bamboo hedges in this community, through the funds sponsored by the Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, the Pearl community has been promoting enthusiastically a project designated as "A New Image of Rural Village-Bamboo Hedges Community Project", which will develop the folk residence industry based on the traditional construction landscapes.
of Agriculture of Executive Yuan sponsors the Pearl Community Development
Association to undertake the professional village project of agricultural
and proceed to the surveying and drawing of various bamboo-hedged communities.
Architect Mr. Chang, Chung-chien as adviser has invited the participation of Ou Chi-chia, Chairman
of the Department of Architecture of Lanyang Institute of Technology, and Chiu, Chi-hao, Lecturer of the same institute, who instruct their students to realize the plan and execution tasks based on the existing 25 bamboo-hedged villages, permitting their students to bring into full play the theories, knowledge, and practical application learned in the classroom, and combine their skills with the community affairs, so as to offer precious contribution to the Pearl community.
bamboo hedge is an important landscape of Ilan county and the only living
evidence of Han immigrants remained from early period. Its scholastic value
has been ignored for long time.
It has also turned to be one of the significant reference indicators for farmers' values of life in transformation, i.e. the pattern of the new agricultural residences tends to follow the popular culture, thus versatile and various worldwide architectural technologies and patterns have been established in the green agricultural granges in Lanyang plain. These buildings have arisen exclamation and heartbreak for their flourishing and colorful appearances.
hedge survey does not attempt to control the various architectural technologies
and international cultural patterns of agricultural residences. The main purpose
is to highlight the rise
and decline of bamboo hedges in the Lanyang plain for world's observation. This is an important
stage for the transformation of the traditional agriculture into diversification. As to the unique local scenic resources, it is considered as a precious heritage with infinite possibilities.
Therefore, developing the tourist folk residences to activate the economic growth in agricultural
areas shall be a feasible direction.