Taiwan Highway 26 Eco-Tourism Feasibility Study
The lure of southeastern Taiwan is in the landscape, seascape, and way of life. Aboriginal communities, with compact, pedestrian-friendly townscapes dot the mountains and coastlines. The federal network of roads through the region currently meanders through the mountain terrain and along the rugged coast. The project area is one of the last road-less areas along the coast of Taiwan. This project explored how the isolated communities of An-So and Nantien to the north and Se-Ha to the south could be linked with a minimum of environmental, cultural, and visual impacts, while creating a memorable experience for locals and visitors alike. J.A. Brennan's highway alternative preserves the scenic coastline while creating opportunities for tourism and recreation with features such as hiking trails, parks, and scenic overlooks.
Client: Taiwan Highway Bureau
Location: Taiwan, Republic of China