Paper Dome

This is the Taichung high speed rail station, my favorite of them all, because my uncle, Mark Ongg and his team designed it. Today I・m taking to you another architectural marvel: a beautiful church in Puli, made of paper.
I'm Michella. I grew up in the Silicon Valley and was a journalist in Taiwan for ten years. I like to skateboard, DIY things and travel. I・m going to show you around the Taiwan that I know. I hope you・ll enjoy it as much as I do.
Puli, Nantou County is on the Taiwan Tourist Shuttle・s Sun Moon Lake Route, so that・s what we・re taking today.
Taiwan Tourist Shuttles are buses that start at major transportation depots and make stops at popular tourist attractions, they・re quite convenient.
Here we are at Taomikeng, the Paper Dome stop.
All 58 pillars that support the roof are made of paper. They look like giant kitchen paper tubes, but each can withstand 7000 kg of downward force. And these benches, they・re just smaller versions of the same thing. Fifteen to 20 people can sit on each of these at the same time. They・re strong, yet lightweight. See? At only 40 kg, two people can move a bench.
The Paper Dome or :zhijiaotang; was originally a temporary church in Kobe, Japan, built after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1994. The church later donated the building to this place, Puli, because Puli too suffered from a horrendous temblor in 1999, the Jiji Earthquake.
The donation of the Paper Dome was a sign of friendship and is now a place to share community rebuilding experiences.
So the Paper Dome in Kobe was deconstructed, transported and then reassembled here in Puli.
Who knew that paper could be such a strong material, for construction and for connecting people?
I can spend days and days in Sun Moon Lake. There are so many things to do here, it・s beautiful on so many levels. Also, I became engaged here so it has a very special place in my heart. I・m sure you will find it wonderful too. You should come.
 
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