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Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

  • 01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande
Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande, © AdDa Zei
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  • Project Manager

    Nikita Wu (C-LAB)
  • Curator

    Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo
  • Workshop 1 Operators

    AdDa Zei (C-LAB), Vaan Wang, Mao Hui, and Shuai Wen-Hao (Tamkang University); Yang Shan-Chun(National Taipei University of Education); Mao Ching-Yi, Li Ying-Ying (National Taidung Jr. Cpllege); Wang I-Hsiang (National Chengchi University); Yu Chia-Jen (assistant professor of Mingdao University); Lee Me Fe (Feng Jia University); Hsu Chu-Chun (Tainan National University of the Arts); Chen Ruo-Qing (Cheng Shiu University); Lai Yu-An (National Jiao Tung University); Niu Kuang-Yu, Guo Ren-Chiao, Huang Yu-Nan, Chung Wen-Hao, Yen Yu-Tien (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology); Peng Qien Ru (Soochow University).
  • Curator of Taitung Sugar Factory Museum

    Tian-Cai Lin
  • Horticulturalists

    Mei-Hsiu Wang, Ding-Yong Lin
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© AdDa Zei

From the architect. The Ruin Academy is set up in an abandoned Japanese-Taiwanese sugar factory (1913-1996) in Taitung, Taiwan in order to take further the biourbanist research of the Third Generation City. The core of the Ruin Academy is located in the evaporator tanks area of the factory from where it will gradually grow to occupy the whole sugar factory. The core offers multifunctional research and educational spaces for Ruin Academy workshops and studios backed up by extensive community gardening and wild nature inside the factory.

Drawing
Drawing

The roof above the gardens has been removed in selective points in order to let rain inside. Additionally the existing roofs and rain water channels are being used for harvesting rainwater into water tanks for irrigation. All the floors are covered by wood or earth – one can walk bare-foot inside the organic machine.

© AdDa Zei
© AdDa Zei

The Taitung Ruin Academy is focused in the research of the Local Knowledge of the indigenous Formosan tribes in the Taitung County area and transforming this organic knowledge into design methodologies of biourbanism - ecological restoration of existing cities.

© AdDa Zei
© AdDa Zei

The indigenous communities are still living in a continuous close connection with nature and are resisting the industrial control of the modern man. This biological connection of man and nature will be re-introduced to the industrial city as a decisive step towards the Third Generation City, the organic ruin of the industrial city, an organic machine. Ruin is when man-made has become part of nature.

© AdDa Zei
© AdDa Zei

The heart of the ruin academy is a jungle growing from the machinery of the abandoned factory. All the academic functions, tatami room and multi-functional spaces, future galleries and auditoriums, and the public sauna are the fruits of this jungle.

© AdDa Zei
© AdDa Zei

The Ruin Academy research, workshop and studios are realized in co-operation with various Taiwanese and international universities. Ruin Academy is operating as a part of the International Society of Biourbanism.

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Taitung Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande" 01 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/552367/taitung-ruin-academy-marco-casagrande/>
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