Song Yan Court
This is a design settlement run by TDRI which included “Taiwan Design Museum,” “Not Just Library,” and “Design Pin.” These three design spaces formed a square court from the top view of Song Yan Court.
Through reading in the design library, visiting the design exhibitions, shopping in designer’s select shop, and joining the design activities, we would like to provide you different paths to experience design. Moreover, make more connections throughout the journey.
Taiwan Design Museum is the first specialized museum among all the Chinese communities and dedicated to showcase creative design. The museum hosts information on modern design history; it showcases important design domestic and foreign works and serves as a place for industries to interact, display, experience and promote their latest achievements. The public can be educated by such a diverting place, as well as learn about the development of the design industry in Taiwan to enrich their knowledge of aesthetics.
Open Hour｜09:30-17:30 (Closed on Mondays)
Not Just Library is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary design. The non-circulating collection documents design, prints, crafts, color chips, paper-material, art, architecture, fashion, video, and emerging forms from 1980s to present. The Library’s holdings include approximately 20,000 books and exhibition catalogs, and over 100 periodical titles. Since its open, the Library has presented exhibitions of modern and contemporary design, art, architecture, photography, film, performance, and new media. One exhibition will be highlighting to one core perspective.
Open Hour｜10:00-18:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Design Pin is a marketing and promotion platform that features Golden Pin Award-winning designs, and excellent designs that have won prizes both in Taiwan and abroad. Base on “More Design, Better Life,” we draw the outline of design art, creative and style in everyday life. To promote the excellent brands and products of Taiwan design, we integrate online and offline service and also show everyone to see the new power of Taiwan design.
Jointly established by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and TDC, the American Innovation Center (AIC) in Taiwan is the first of its kind in Asia. The Center seeks to promote digital learning and distribute the latest information about innovation, as well as share current trends in innovation and the diverse cultures in the United States. To accomplish these purposes, four major themes — innovation, entrepreneurship, digitalization, and culture and design — were developed by the Center to provide the public, independent designers and students with the most relevant, up-to-date information and curriculum. We hope this will inspire people to think outside the box and become participants in the digital economy, and, eventually, make the Center a new innovation model for Asia.
(Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)