In this project, we introduce our design to the night market space, taking into consideration the needs of and management model suitable for the stakeholders, including the night market committee, the vendors, the cleaning staff, the users, and the administrative agencies of the local government. Hopefully, by introducing our design to the night markets, we can create a new image as well as set a new benchmark for Taiwan’s ECO night markets.
There are 4 night markets, including Ningxia Night Market in Taipei City, Wenhua Road Night Market in Chiayi City, Shu Ling Sing Ren Garden Night Market, and Xizhi Night Market in New Taipei City that we specify the needs and pain points for users through interviews and design the solutions for the specifically night markets by the road and night markets in a designated specific area. Our goal is to create wonderful experience for night market visitors with our user-oriented designs.
Since we were implementing this project during the outbreak of Covid-19, we had to consider administration of night markets and customers’ needs when designing and introducing facilities as “dining areas, mobileable handwashing stations, walk-through screening station, road blocker, entrance signs, garbage bins, plant walls, direction signs…etc.” which can serve as a night market design model. This can serve as examples for the other night markets that are renovating their images and facilities. Examples from this project can also help the designing staff to understand the pain points of administrative agencies at the night market as well as the actual situations of implementing the renovating plans. If the design introducing model works well, it can inspire and motivate the “night market committee, vendors, and visitors” to have higher awareness of protecting the environment and cherishing resources. Then, the behaviors and patterns of visitors can be changed for creating a cleaner, brighter greener, more orderly, and more sustainable night market.