The San Zhi is a ghost town/tourist resort located just outside Taipei, Taiwan. The exclusive San Zhi resort consists of 90 buildings. It was supposed to be the destination for the affluent who wondered what it would be like to live inside a flying saucer.
The buildings at the San Zhi resort , or Pod City, resemble Futuro houses; round, prefabricated houses designed to look like flying saucers. Construction started around the 80s but was quickly shut down after a series of mysterious on-site fatal accidents.
There is actually very little official information on San Zhi. Locals even refuse to go near it. Nonetheless, the pod-like buildings became a minor tourist attraction due in part to their unusual architecture. The structures have since been subject of a film, used as a location by MTV for cinematography, photographed by people, and become a subject in online discussions, described as a ghost town or "ruins of the future".
This is the incredible San Zhi abandoned holiday resort located near New Taipei City, Taiwan. Construction of this ill-fated holiday park commenced in 1978, intended to be marketed to U.S. Military officers in Eastern Asian postings. The project was beset with problems including fatal car crashes and suicides during construction, rumoured to have been due to the tragic act of bisecting an existing Chinese dragon sculpture in order to widen the road for the park access. The project was abandoned in 1980 and ultimately demolished in 2010 to make way for a, hopefully more successful, seaside resort and water park ?? ??#brutal_architecture
Fact: The UFO houses were constructed beginning in 1978. They were intended as a vacation resortin a part of the northern coast adjacent to Tamsui, and were marketed towards U.S. military officers coming from their East Asian postings. However, the project was abandoned in 1980 due to investment losses and several car accident deaths and suicides during construction, which is said to have been caused by the unfortuitous act of bisecting the Chinese dragon sculpture located near the resort gates for widening the road to the buildings. Other stories indicated that the site was the former burial ground for Dutch soldiers. The pod-like buildings became a minor tourist attraction due in part to their unusual architecture. #lartquitecte #lartquitectefacts
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