City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads

  • 06 Jun 2013
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Designed by Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning, their vision for the City Cultural Center is to create an unconventional and exceptional gathering space for visitors and inhabitants, animated by a public program. As the entry sequence into an urban fabric, this proposal reflects the new city’s philosophy of combining nature and innovative technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Taichung City Cultural Center defines the northern arrival gateway to Taichung Gateway Park, providing a public hub to the overall master plan. The Taichung City Cultural Center portrays our vision as the threshold for Taichung Gateway Park. An iconic visual corridor connects local and international arrivals (Transportation Center) to the main cultural district of the city through a revived, vibrant pubic space. 

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The Taichung Inverted Cone:Incorporating interactive, mixed-use public spaces, recreating boundaries between each program, while defining a new typology of Library and Fine Arts Museum: ‘The Galibrary.’ The architectural expression for Taichung’s City Culture Center – Galibrary has been inspired by the uniquely beautiful mountain-scape of Taroko Gorge National Park,

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Designing from their dramatic multi-level void spaces, these landforms establish a gateway to landscape beyond. Maxthreads’ proposal, therefore, introduces a strong relationship between the exterior and interior public spaces integrating into the Taichung Gateway Park.

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The Taichung City Cultural Center is designed thoroughly in conjunction with Taichung Gateway park, and includes the integration of culture, education, tourism, environmental conservation, carbon reduction, energy conservation and sustainability.

Architects: Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Project Team: Max Yang, Yusen Chou, Kris,Yuan-Sung Hsiao, Christabel Lee, Sarah Brown, Jonathan Piper
Competition: Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition
Competition Organizers: Taichung City Government, Taiwan
Program: Taichung City Cultural Center, Public Library & Fine Arts Museum
Year: 2013

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads" 06 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • dariusz

    Not inspired by renzo pianos tjibaou centre? rather than mountainscape..

  • Johnnyhoong

    what happen to the map? Dominica?!

  • Witkowski Boguslaw

    Dariusz, you are right. But unfortunately this version is less inspiring.