11.17.2010

綠川吊腳樓 Stilt Houses of Midori-gawa

Music by Bibio
"Kaini Industries" (Boards of Canada cover)
[Warp]

綠川吊腳樓,Midori-gawa (or Green River) Stilt Houses are a series of houses sitting alongside Lane 26, Min-sheng Road in Taichung City, Taiwan. These houses were originally built by Chinese soldiers who came to Taiwan in 1949. Over the years the soldiers moved out and into housing projects. These houses were then sold or rented out to Taiwanese labor workers who came into the city seeking work. Residents of the stilt houses relied on the Green River for drinking water. Waste water was also discharged into the river.

Over the years the city government have torn down most of the stilt houses along the river except the 39 houses remaining. In early 2010, the city announced that these houses were to be demolished due to the Taiwan Railway Administration's elevated railway project. Footage was recorded on November 15 and 16 while the demolishing was still in progress.

綠川吊腳樓位於台中市民生路26巷,是一系列沿著綠川沿岸興建的克難屋。這些房屋為隨戰敗的國民黨來到台灣的中國士兵所興建。隨著社會變遷,士兵們遷居至 政府興建的眷村,這些房屋就賣或租給來到都市工作的台灣勞工。吊腳樓的居民仰賴綠川河水作為飲用水,也將排泄物排入綠川。

多年來台中市政府陸續拆除吊腳樓,只留下民生路26巷的39戶。2010年初,市政府宣布這些房屋將因鐵路高架化工程而拆除。拍攝時間為2010年11月15與16日,時拆除正進行中。 

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