Summary of SB08Melbourne, Australia
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In order to catch up with the step of internationalization, to continually publicize the ARF-pioneered sustainable building formula GB + Symbiosis = SB and symbiotic concept, and to share with the world the achievements of sustainable building promotion in Taiwan, we formed a delegation of 27 members with TSSBE that were founded by the ARF to participate in the triennial World Sustainable Building Conference held at Melbourne (SB08Melbourne) after participating in the SB meeting in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2005 and the iiSBE Prague Meeting in 2006. Members of the delegation led by Secretary General Huang Chin-ying, also the president of TSSBE, include ex-CPAMI Director Lin Chin-rong, ABRI Director Ho Ming-chin, Chiu Chiung-yu PhD, Archilife Environ-Control Research Center Supervisor Prof. Chiang Che-ming, Archilife Living Research Center Supervisor Prof. Su Ching-hua, and Assistant Cheng Wei-ning; research project principal investigators Mr. Li Yen-yi; Mr. Chou Po-cheng; Miss Tang Shu-chen; Mr. Wang Wen-an; Mr. Chen Tai-an; Mr. Lin Fang-ming; Mr. Chung Sung-chin; Mr. Lin De-en; Mr. Luo Yang-ching; Mr. Chung Cheng-hsin; Mr. Chen Nien-tsu; and members of TSSBE and participants of SB07 Taipei, including Mr. Lee Chuang-yuan, Miss Chang Kuei-feng, Mr. Chung Po-ren, Mr. Hsiao Ruey-lin, Mr. Cheng cheng-li, Mr. Liu Kuang-sheng, Miss Kuo Yi-chun, and Miss Chen Chiu-yu, the assistant.
In the evening on September 17, 2008, the delegation left for Taoyuan Airport after gathering at the ARF. On the way to the airport, President Lin Chun-shin reminded delegation besides continually understanding and learning from the progress and achievements in SB-related areas from other countries, it is necessary to begin fostering a group of international elite of great potential and worthy of long-term partnership by following the step of generation change of ARF so as to deploy a robust and meticulous international network for the next generation. Later on, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying, Prof. Su Ching-hua, Mr. Wang Wen-an, and Mr. Hsiao Ruey-lin also made their speeches to wish great success so as not to frustrate the public. After meeting up with other delegation from southern Taiwan, all delegation shook hands with President Lin Chun-shin and took Evergreen flight BR315 to Australia. After transiting in Brisbane, the delegation arrived in Melbourne at 1:00pm on September 18, 2008.
Located beside the Yarra River and about 5km from Phillip Bay, Melbourne was established during the Victorian gold rush in the 19th century and has been rapidly developed into the Australian cultural, sport, recreational, and food center today. At present, many brilliantly built buildings in the Victorian style are still found in the city where there are parks with flourishing trees and plants everywhere. It is the most European city in Australia and known as the famous garden city.
As there was no time to explore the culture and customs of Melbourne during the conference period, Secretary General Huang Chin-ying arranged a Melbourne city tour immediately after leaving the airport. St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest church in Australia, was the first stop. Designed in 1863 by famous British architect William Wardell and built in the 19th century, this Roman Catholic cathedral is a leading example of the Gothic Revival style of architecture, with a 103m tall steeple. The three steeples were not completed until 1939 to commemorate the centenary of the Roman Catholic Church in Victoria. There is a rich collection of various crafts, including the glamorous vitraux (stained glass windows), exquisite wood sculptures and stone sculpture crafts, to make the magnificence and solemnity of the cathedral stand out and to present the architectural style and splendor of the Renaissance.
緊接著，考察團一行驅車來到墨爾本市最大的公園：費茲羅花園（Fitzroy Garden）與庫克船長小屋（Captain Cook's Cottage）。費茲羅花園占地65公頃，園內林木青蔥，舉凡花圃、溫室、噴泉、小湖、步道、雕像等規劃優美。而園內最重要的觀光據點：庫克船長小屋則是記述庫克船長的成長痕跡，由格林威德爵士買下庫克船長雙親1755年在英國愛頓（Great Ayton）所建的小屋，送給維多利亞省作為建省100年的禮物。值得一提的是，此屋所有建材係由原屋拆下，一磚一瓦的由英國運送來此，就連屋頂上的長春藤都是由原址剪枝來的。隨後，考察團一行也入境隨俗，搭乘觀光電車City Circle Train繞行市區，體驗並融入墨爾本市生活圈。
Next, the delegation visited Fitzroy Garden, the largest park in Melbourne, and Captain Cook's Cottage. Fitzroy Garden occupies an area of 65 hectares. Inside the park, there are verdant trees everywhere, and nurseries, greenhouses,fountains, ponds, footpaths, and sculptures are beautifully planned. The most important attraction in the park, Captain Cook's Cottage is the track of the childhood of Captain James Cook. Sir Russell Grimwade bought the cottage built in 1775 in Great Ayton by Captain Cook's parents as a gift for the centenary of Victoria. What is noteworthy is that the cottage was disassembled in its location in Yorkshire before being transported to Melbourne; even the ivy on the roof was imported from Yorkshire. Later on, the delegation followed the local custom of taking the City Circle Train for an urban tour to experience and blend into the urban Melbournian life.
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