Archilife Living Special Team Conferences
Section: Conferences for “Research of Symbiosis”
Starting in January, 2016, the Archilife Living Special Team held weekly conferences over a six-month period to study proposals for enhancing the habitability of the Archilife Living Research Center and to develop a strategy on the evacuation requirements in response to climate change. The Archilife Living Special Team is instructed by Prof. Su Ching-hua and consists of: Team Leader Ms. Cheng Wei-ning, and team members Ms. Tang Shu-chen, Mr. Chung Cheng-hsin, Mr. Tsai Kun-hsien, Mr. Luo Yang-ching, Mr. Gao Chuan-chi, Mr. Day Yeong-tyi, Mr. Lin De-en, Mr. Wang Wen-an, Mr. Liu Ding-chyu, and Mr. Chen Tai-an. The results of discussions from each stage are described below:
The Special Team conferences for the first half of 2016 were held between January 8 and June 24, 2016. The 19 conferences discussed the following issues from the observation of the wildernization process at the Archilife Living Research Center: warm winter, damp-proofing, winter-proofing, prevention of salinification, micro-climate change, planting system, and wind power. To search for suitable refuge sites in Guishou Valley, the Archilife Living Special Team also conducted a survey of the valley on January 10, 2016. On-site observations and assessments produced a list of 6 suitable candidate refuge sites. Development planning will be conducted for these sites based on their characteristics so that they can satisfy the requirements of emergency evacuees if a disaster does occur.
The Special Team conferences for the second half of the year were held between July 1 and December 30, 2016. The 23 conferences continued to build on the work done on the first half of 2016 on issues aimed at enhancing the habitability of the Archilife Living Research Center. While the Foundation expects climate change to lead to extreme cold and heat in the global climate, conventional urban city buildings should be able to cope with extreme weather events and effects caused by extreme cold. The Archilife Living Research Center therefore conducted assessments on whether cities can cope with the extreme weather events and effects caused by extreme conditions. These were all assessed by the Archilife Living Special Team terms of food, clothing, accommodations, travel, education and recreation.
The Foundation hopes that the Archilife Living Special Team can use the conclusions reached by the team's conferences from 2016 to reach a consolidated conclusion on the feasibility of using the Archilife Living Research Center as the Foundation's No.2 office or refuge site. This will provide an important basis for the future operations of the Archilife Living Research Center.