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Four International Awards Received - Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival won the U.S. TITAN Property Awards

Post date:2023-06-20
Update:2023-06-27
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Four International Awards Received - Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival won the U.S. TITAN Property Awards
The Kaohsiung Lantern Festival is winning endless awards! After winning the platinum and gold awards of the Muse Design Awards in the United States, the Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival is garnering another award. With the main theme “Local Goes International”, the lantern festival was designed in a strong Taiwanese style, combining the unique landscape and waterfront features with the profound religious culture and historical heritage sites. After winning the Platinum Award in the Master Planning category and the Gold Award in the Concept Design category from the Landscape Design program of the U.S. TITAN Property Awards, the 2023 Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival has accumulated 4 international awards.
Four International Awards Received - Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival won the U.S. TITAN Property Awards
Director of the Tourism Bureau, Kao Min-Lin, thanked the international awards for their reaffirmation. The Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival this year has set many new records with its concept of macroscopic curation and the main theme of "Local Goes International.” Not only was it the number one trending topic online in Taiwan, but it also saw a record high number of visitors: over 2 million, in 11 days. The event brought in more than 3 billion NTD in tourism output value to Kaohsiung City tourism industry and local businesses. Through "light" and local cultural stories, the event showcased the beauty of Kaohsiung to visitors from Taiwan and abroad. The Kaohsiung Lantern Festival stood out among global entries, winning a Platinum Award for Landscape Design: Master Planning, while “Light Dances on Lotus Pond" won a Gold Award for Landscape Design - Concept Design!
Four International Awards Received - Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival won the U.S. TITAN Property Awards
The US TITAN Property Awards, one of the awards of the International Awards Associate (IAA), are divided into landscape design, architecture, interior design, etc. The jury panel is composed of experts and scholars from various countries. The submitted works are judged and scored based on 5 criteria: innovation and uniqueness, form and clarity, functionality, quality, and sustainability. This year, the Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival featured the internationally renowned Jongmyo (ancestral shrine) architectural design as the main light, combined with modern lighting technology and music to create the "Light Dances on Lotus Pond" light show. With the lighting of the temples around the pond and Kaohsiung's local folk performances, the fusion of religious belief and traditional culture presented a strong Taiwanese style and the most authentic Kaohsiung characteristics.
Four International Awards Received - Kaohsiung Lotus Pond Lantern Festival won the U.S. TITAN Property Awards
Director Kao Min-Lin added that the design of the 2023 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival returned to the essence of regional lantern festivals this year. Combined with the profound religious culture and architectural features by the Lotus Pond, a local lantern festival in a strong Taiwanese style was thus born. A total of 13 sets of lighting decorations and 66 performances by local folk-art groups and street artists enabled the public to go from admiring the beauty of lights to discovering the unique culture of Lotus Pond. The Lantern Festival with the most "Vigorous and Powerful Kaohsiung Soul" and "Strongest Taiwanese Style" was presented to friends all around the world. Taking pride in its cultural diversity, Kaohsiung City flipped the city aesthetics through this lantern festival, enabling local and foreign tourists to experience the beauty of Kaohsiung from different facets. It is a great encouragement to be highly recognized by international awards. To show its appreciation for the participants’ enthusiasm and affirmation during the event, the Tourism Bureau will organize more attractive and high-quality activities in the future.
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