Designed by Kubota & Bachmann Architects, main purpose of their proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center (TCCC) is the integration of the Gateway Park and the best practice implementation of green architectural policies. Aiming to be the new landmark of Taichung, together with the Gateway Park and the Taiwan Tower, the architectural ambition of the TCCC/Gateway Park is nothing less than creating a world-leading model in sustainable architecture. More images and architects' description after the break.
The adjacent Babylonians slopes represent an extension of the Gateway Park path and shape the TCCC. The slopes serve as access means for the entire TCCC as well as a new walking tour of the Gateway Park. The slopes are set back one from another in order to shade the interior and protect the visitors from the sun and the heat.
Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Team: Toshihiro Kubota, Yves Bachmann, Francisco Martinez, Ikbal Bouaita, Cathrine Baciu
Client: Taichung City
Type: Open International Competition
Program: Library, Conference hall, Museum, Archive, Classrooms, Research rooms, Offices, Public
services and Parking
Study Area: 2.6 ha
Building Area: 11,400m²
Usable Floor Area: 50,755 m²
Gross Floor Area: 62,720 m²
Building Height: 40m
Total Construction Budget: 62 million euro