Previously the Taipei Government City Hall, this building is now designated as an historic site, and has been refurbished for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Taipei). The building reopened on 26 May 2001. Since then, it has become a new landmark on the city's culture map. It is an example of the redevelopment of old spaces while promoting art and culture in the communities.
MOCA Taipei exemplifies a perfect combination of contemporary art, historical architecture, and technology, thanks to the joint efforts of Taipei City Government, the local community, artists, and the business world. Besides displaying contemporary art in new and usual media within a beautiful historical setting, it will bring innovation into Taipei and art into the community. MOCA Taipei seeks to be a valued neighbour in the community.