The Past And The Future - A Perfect Encounter

Neither a nationality nor a city can keep exist and develop without being employed by a great memory

12th December 2017

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托馬斯.特朗斯特羅姆說:“我受雇於一個偉大的記憶”

Here I come, the invisible man, perhaps employed
by a Great Memory to live right now.
                 - December Evening 1972
                  By Tomas Transtromer

一個民族,一個城市,都受雇於偉大的記憶,才得以延續。

Neither a nationality nor a city can keep exist and develop without being employed by a great memory

近年來,重慶主城啟動老建築改造工程,文創園則走在了前沿。

In recent years, a big project- reconstruction to old architectures is launched out in Downtown Chongqing. Cultural And Creative Park, a combination of original industry and abandoned factory, has been at the forefront of it.

國民政府中央銀行制幣廠,一座久被閒置的廠房,背負著山城人民戰爭時期的記憶。

Centre Bank of the Republic of China Counterpart is a long-forgotten workshop. It’s mostly made use of in the War of Resistance against Japanese, when Nanjing was occupied and National Government moved to Chongqing. At the age of war and on the days of turbulence, this bank bears weight of old Chongqing.

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與其相鄰的鵝嶺正街印製二廠,則是解放後重慶人在生活中使用的糧票、肉票、代金券等票券的生產基地。

After years of resistance, the war eventually came to end. Along with the liberation, Chinese ushered various coupons with different colors- food coupon, meat coupon, cash coupon... literally everything essential for livelihood corresponds with coupons. Back then the Eling Street Printing Testbed 2 took on all the coupon printing for Downtown Chongqing.

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到了二十世紀,人們開始愈加重視從前的記憶,擲下重金對老舊建築進行改造。如今,年近8旬,近3萬平方米的老廠房正經曆著一場蝶變。

Back to 20th century, people start to pay more and more attention to old memory. They splash out to rebuild old buildings. Those two factories, aging to 80-year-old, have been going through a brand new transformation.

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貳廠文創園定位為年輕、時尚、創意、文藝等原創品牌。

Just when approaching Testbed 2, immediately will you fathom its orientation- Young, modern, creative, cultural...

對廠區空間巧妙有趣的改造利用,對經營業態的嚴格考量,對室內設計的精准把握,給老舊廠房注入了活力、靈氣和新的生命,使之湼槃再生。

Ingenious transformation and utilization of factory space; strict examination of operation forms; accurate grasp of indoor design... the old factories come back to life after being injected into energy and spirit.

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或上或下的狹窄小巷有如時光機器,仿佛走進就將回到過去的歲月。

Up and down narrow alleys are like time machine, walking into them as if you come back to old days.

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不只是電影,坐下來享用飲品,談天說地。不要辜負了這充斥著電影原聲與柔和燈光的悠閒氛圍。

Here, you can not only watch movies, but also chat freely with a cup of beverage. Don’t let down the leisured atmosphere surrounded by soundtrack and warm lights.

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住宿,餐飲,展覽,閱讀...你可以在這裏待上足夠長的時間,感受過去與現在的完美邂逅。

Accommodation, eating, gallery, reading... you could spend as long as you can, experiencing the perfect encounter of the past and the present.

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