Datong Department Store was established in 1975. It was the largest department store in Southeast Asia at that time, and it was also the first department store in Taiwan to install a transparent sightseeing elevator. After the Datong Department Store burned down in 1995, the nearby business districts also gradually declined, and the former grand occasion was gone. Although Kaohsiung Department Stores can be seen everywhere now, Datong Department Store has an irreplaceable position in the hearts of Kaohsiung people. What I miss most is the prosperity of Datong Department Store in the past.
We feel that it is a pity that the Datong Department Store business district has fallen like this. We want to improve the current situation of Datong Department Store by rebuilding Datong Department Store and combining the key memories brought to Kaohsiung people at that time, echoing the Central Park, and forming an ecological department store. Projected into the interior, it extends the green space of the Central Park and creates a comfortable and natural shopping environment. Different from the current department stores in Kaohsiung, the main design goal is the natural landscape.