Three centuries ago, hopeful Christopher Columbus led his crew from Spain to explore the great unknown. Thus, a dazzling bright modern culture unfolded and changed the world forever.
Artgo Cultural and Creative Co., established in 2017, employs diversified cultural heritages to promote cultural creativeness in conjunction with modern technology and marketing strategies.
|Cultural creativeness interprets cultures in daily lives and raises the living quality of life with cultures. Our strong team strives to create new perspectives on historical buildings and sites. General Sun Li-jen Residence is the first historical building we manage. Employing creativity as the catalyst, we hope to fuse culture and life to a higher level. By offering artistic and cultural activities in historical buildings, we cultivate a leisure space in which people socialize and dine with a touch of sophistication.
On the other hand, the maintenance and promotion of historic relics is such a huge undertaking that both attention and support from the government and general public are needed to make this task sustaining and robust. Therefore, the professional Artgo team designs and displays different compartmentalized spaces to preserve their individual historical integrities and meanings while people enjoy delicacies.
The renaissance of historical heritages requires the government, the general public, and cooperates to work together to create revenue and revitalize the sites. Carrying the mission of searching for the New World of creative culture, Artgo Creative and Cultural takes advantage of the diversified Taiwanese cultural heritage to manifest a wider range of cultural values by enticing the general public’s participation to stimulate economics and create more job possibilities. By actualizing our core model that “cultural creativeness interprets cultures in daily lives and raises the living quality of life with cultures,” we endeavor to pass down our cultural heritage to posterity.
───────────────── Chang-xi Lu, C.E.O., Artgo Creative and Cultural Co. Ltd.
Cultural Creativeness Interprets Cultures in Daily Lives · Raise the Living Quality of Life with Cultures
Presenting gourmet artisanal food and creativity in historical architecture provides an exhibition space that features creators’ ideals. To the participants, this is an arena for support, learning, communication, and appreciation. We envision creating a platform to share resources, reach the ideal of “generations fusion”, and fulfill our long-term mission of becoming an incubator of the cultural creativity industry.
According to the original Japanese blueprint, this was designed to be a conference room and the only room with a high ceiling. After WWII, this became an important reception area and the living room of the Commander’s residence. During General Sun’s occupancy (1948-1955), he received the Legion of Merit from the first US Ambassador, John Leighton Stuart, on behalf of President Roosevelt.
Sitting in the biggest hall of the building, one has the best view of the luxurious garden in the backyard. As the guest room during the Commander’s occupancy, it was a big room in Japanese architectural style. After renovation, other than the biggest dining hall, this can also serve as a lecture hall or an exhibition space.
✿Ji Siang Room
With direct access to the beautiful outdoor, this room is decorated with an opulent chandelier. It was the living room during the Commander’s occupancy. The central living-room fireplace is located in now preparation station in the next room. Photographs of this room taken during the Japanese era revealed the grandiosity of this residence. The European architectural style and imposing decorations compliment and signify the high social status of the occupants.
This beautiful sunroom filled with vibrant and energetic plants is the new addition during the renovation (2010-2016). This green architecture is equipped with electronic covering to minimize direct bright sun rays when necessary. In addition, a separate water tank full of collected rainwater pumps and recycles water up to the glass roof to cool down the glasshouse and save electricity. The transparency of the glass merges trees and large plants living outdoor with mostly araceae (arums) and ferns indoors into one coherent space.
✿Artgo Café & Bookstore
Situated within the Japanese section of the General Sun Li-jen Residence, it was the research center when this building was first built for the head of the Water Supply Division of the Civic Department. Since it was the place storing all the maps, materials, and books for planning the water pipes, it was essentially the first library of the Japanese era.
Strolling down this hundred-year-old corridor filled with nice woody fragrance that exudes elegant Japanese sentiment, one seems to go back in time. Other than exquisite Japanese Governor grade delicacy, one can even rent Japanese traditional clothing, enjoy geisha’s performances, and attend Japanese cultural activities. We offer a comprehensive and immersed Japanese cultural experience from dining to all sorts of cultural activities.
- ADD: No. 136, Sec. 1, Nanchang Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 10075 , Taiwan (R.O.C.)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Tel: +886-2-2321-6910
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 21:00
*Online reservation not available, reservation by phone is required.
Lunch 11:30 – 14:00
Dinner 17:30 – 21:00
Artgo Cafe ( Japanese Food & Afternoon Tea )
Lunch 11:30 – 14:00
Afternoon Tea 14:00 – 17:00
Dinner 17:30 – 21:00
“Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station” Exit 2
Walk via Roosevelt Rd. and turn right to Fuzhou St. (Approx. 7 mins walk)
“Guting Station” Exit 7
Walk via Roosevelt Rd. and turn left to Fuzhou St. (Approx. 10 mins walk)
Offering free parking to customers, parking lot with 30 car spaces.