Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / SZA

  • 25 Jun 2013
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  • Cultural mini Urban Design Urban Planning
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Designed by SZA (Studio za arhitekturu), their City Cultural Center proposal is a complex space structure. With its ground plan being 50 x 50 m, their concept creates an energetic, self-sufficiency throughout the project through a system of a vertical accordion and through an exchange of functional storeys and sustainable construction storeys. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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The basic ground plan organization, with central communication core, enables access control as well as openness of individual floors. All required contents of the museum and the library form a vertical sequence, a simple and controlled functional unit which enables the museum and the library being completely separated.

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With complete communication set up in all directions across the parcel, the structural form has been stretched vertically, thus becoming open. the structure comprises its surrounding, while the nature and natural processes of generating energy become the integral part of the structure.

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Due to its own sources of energy, TSCT is becoming a proactive architecture built in accordance with its surrounding, recycling air, water and waste, as well as giving a new symbiotic ecosystem for a subtropical biodiversity of Taiwan. The architecture is completely in an interaction with contextual climatology, chemistry, kinetics, and sociology in order to reduce our ecological imprint in an urban area.

Architects: SZA
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Collaborators: Zorana Debeljuh, Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Sonja Franić, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Igor Sladoljev, Mladenka S. Dabac, Krešimir Lederhas, Slavko Mamić
Author: Igor Franić
Client: Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government
Gross Surface Area: 62,720m2
Site Area: 26,000m2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of SZA

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / SZA" 25 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=390833>