Architechture 038：Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School Red Buildings
Established in 1922, the Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School (previously the Kaohsiung State Kaohsiung Senior High School) is the oldest public senior high school in Kaohsiung. The school houses three two-story red brick buildings that are referred to as the “red buildings.” The building complex adopted the exterior of red bricks often used during early Japanese Rule and features an outer corridor on the south side for added shade. The use of reinforced concrete girders minimized the number of arch elements commonly used in openings. As a result, most openings are rectangular doors and windows, which are matched with pitched wooden roofs to exemplify the appearance of general public buildings in the 1920s. Many bullet marks can be found on the walls of the first and second red buildings, left by the National army that came to enforce military action at the school during the February 28 Incident. These traces of history serve as elements that demonstrate the historical value of the building complex.