|Fishermen's Association Zhengbin Building
|Founded in 1934, formerly known as “Aquatic Pavilion”, the former core to develop aquatic product industry in Bachimen area, it is one of few Japanese era’s intact buildings of fishing industry in Keelung.
During the Japanese occupation, Aquatic Pavilion was located in Hamamachi fifty three Banchi. After the completion, it was turned into a fully equipped special fishing zone, generally termed “Aquatic Co., Ltd.”of this area, and Aquatic Pavilion commissioned from Taipei prefecture's Fisheries Association to manage by Keelung Fisheries Association Branch was the considerably modernized fishery administrative office building beside Keelung Fishing Port (Zhengbin Fishing Port). Next to the building, Keelung fish market was built, as a production locale fish market subsidiary in the fishing port of Keelung. After retrocession, the Fishermen's Association Zhengbin Building was taken over by the Navy. Afterward the Keelung District Fishermen's Association acquired building ownership from the military and the Fishermen's Association office was moved in. Keelung District Fishermen's Association bestowed this building to Keelung City Government in 2015.
The architectural form is modernism, emphasizing the vertical, horizontal lines, two-story building made of reinforced concrete. It is rectangular-ambulatory-plane, surrounded by corridor configuration. This configuration is benefited with good lighting, ventilation and space use. The atrium was once the auction site of fishery harvesting, and the outer wall trim was mainly to attach 13 groove tan tiles. The lower edge is to bond imitation stone of washed granolithic finish, showing a sense of building’s heaviness. And there is detailed embellishment of modeling or decoration to convey the fishing industry imagery. Side walls have traces of Keelung Fish Market scaffolding during the Japanese colonial period.
|West 2 and West 3 wharf warehouses in Keelung Harbor ( including air bridge)
|Founded in 1913, West 2 and West 3 wharf warehouses were Taiwan's port entrance facade, which had been used by passengers and cargos to enter and depart from Keelung Harbor for a long time. The architecture reflects construction method of reinforcing bar structure in the 1930’s, representative of the plant building cases. Architectural design has significance of age. When it was first built, it was important storage facilities in Keelung Harbor construction planning during the Japanese occupation, and rapid reconstruction and alteration also represent Keelung Harbor’s increasing passenger and cargo transportation needs in the Japanese colonial period. Since 1933 the era of West 2 and West 3 warehouse wharves alterations, and separation of passengers from cargos entering Keelung Harbor, goods came in and out from the various wharves connected to Keelung Railway Station via the Harbor Railway. While passenger transport came in and out from the second floor of West 2 and West 3 wharf warehouses. Moreover, a corridor between the West 2 pier and the Keelung Train Station was also completed in 1933. The passengers can enter into passenger service center on the second floor of the two buildings via linking corridor, direct seamless connection from the second floor to Keelung Train Station.
This design turned the West 2 and West 3 wharf “warehouses” into “terminals”. A linking corridor was built to connect the two buildings. Passengers do not need to vie for precedence against busy cargo transport. You can quickly and easily leave the harbor to get to the railway station, and then transfer to the various places of Taiwan. Thus it can be extrapolated that in the era of sea and rail transport as the main part, link between passenger service center in Keelung Harbor West 2, West 3 Piers and Keelung Train Station was of great era significance. And it may be sufficient to demonstrate that at that point the passenger transport of Keelung Harbor was so huge that it was necessary to convert two warehouses into the connected terminal buildings to ease the huge number of passengers.