台北蓋水! 最美手繪人孔蓋就在台北四大區 | Discover hand-painted manhole covers in Taipei!

台北蓋水是取自台語「很美」的諧音|Manhole Cover Design Exhibition is named " "Taipei Guishu" (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】你曾經注意過踩在腳底下不起眼的人孔蓋嗎?為了美化台北市區街景,北市工務局水利工程處發起「臺北蓋水」計畫,邀請四大設計團隊,依據各區地景特色,設計八款人孔蓋,分別散佈在南港、萬華、大同、中正區,為繁忙的都市添上活潑色彩。

Have you ever noticed the manhole covers scattered around the city? No, right. Well, Taipei’s Hydraulic Engineering Office has launched a program to highlight the design of manhole covers located in Taipei’s four districts — Nangang, Wanhua, Datong and Zhongzheng District — as part of “The city beautification project.”

Based on the district characteristics, the four teams in charge of this project created eight patterns, aimed at adding lively colors to the city with the aim of making it more attractive.

台北蓋水是取自台語「很美」的諧音|Manhole Cover Design Exhibition is named ” “Taipei Guishu” (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)

台北蓋水是取自台語「很美」的諧音,緊扣主題「人孔蓋與水利」的依存關係。為了賦予其意義,每個人孔蓋設計皆與各區特色深深連結,成為最能代表地方的勳章。

A new “Manhole Cover Design Exhibition” or ” “Taipei Guishu,” which literally translates as “Taipei is so beautiful” in Taiwanese, echoes the relationship between the manhole cover and water conservancy. Each manhole cover design is connected with features of the district.

每一個人孔蓋顏色都是由手工繪製,色料也是為此計劃特殊開發的塗料,每一個顏色皆經過設計師細心調配才完成這獨一無二的地區勳章,讓城市人孔蓋搖身一變成為街區主角。

The manhole cover design features hand-painted patterns and the coating materials are specially developed for this project. Each color is carefully adjusted by the designers, making one-of-a-kind manhole covers come under the spotlight in the city. 

每一個人孔蓋顏色都是由手工繪製| Every manhole cover design features hand-painted patterns and the coating materials are specially developed for this project.(Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)
每一個人孔蓋顏色都是由手工繪製| Every manhole cover design features hand-painted patterns and the coating materials are specially developed for this project.(Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)

萬華區人孔蓋設計以龍山寺、剝皮寮、紅樓、西本願寺四個代表性建築為主,融合文化元素,讓觀者從不一樣的角度,看到老艋舺多元的歷史文化。

Wanhua manhole cover features four types of architectures, including Lungshan temple, Bopiliao Historical Block, the red house and Nishi Honganji Relics, inviting viewers to relish the historical culture of Monga from different perspectives. 

萬華區人孔蓋設計|Wanhua manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)

 

萬華區人孔蓋設計|Wanhua manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)

中正區人孔蓋結合特色建築北門、中正紀念堂、台灣特有種鳳蝶,以及木棉花和野百合,充分展現中正區之美。

What about the Zhongzheng District? The design has historical sites such as the North Gate and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Also, the cover boasts kapok flowers and wild lilies, which represent a student movement in 1990s.

中正區人孔蓋 | Zhongzheng manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)
中正區人孔蓋 | Zhongzheng manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)中正區人孔蓋 | Zhongzheng manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Guishu)

從人孔蓋視角出發,仰望著台北流行音樂中心、中研院、南港展覽館二館、以及交通轉運樞紐,未來感十足的設計代表著南港區未來新時代。

The manhole cover of Nangang District sees the Taipei Music Center, the Academia Sinica, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2, and a transportation hub, showcasing the futuristic elements.

南港區人孔蓋|Nangang manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Gushui)
南港區人孔蓋|Nangang manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Gushui)

以地上積水為視角,大同區人孔蓋仰視著北門、台北郵局,鮮豔的色彩為老台北歷史街區添上更多活力。

From the perspective of puddles in the road, the design of Datong manhole cover has the North Gate and the Taipei Post Office from the bottom view, adding more vitality to the old Taipei historic district with bright colors.

大同區人孔蓋|Datong manhole cover (Courtesy of Taipei Gushui)