Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team)

01:00 - 23 June, 2013
Courtesy of BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team)
Courtesy of BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team)

Designed by BAT (Bilbao Architecture Team), their proposal for the new City Cultural Center grows from the earth, with the strength of the sea and mountains, to show to the world how Taiwan is; how Taichung is. The design uses this strength to configure an astonishing landscape architecture able to project the cultural center internationally. More images and architects' description after the break.

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

01:00 - 21 June, 2013
Courtesy of Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
Courtesy of Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

The condition for this proposal by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition is very unique and original since two distinct buildings, library and fine arts museum, should coexist in one site. For the architectural design that fulfills this exclusive condition, the architects applied the notion of "Taiji", the verity of yin and yang that has existed since the ancient era of Chinese history. In this new design, the spatial arrangement of library and art museum are planned to confront and interact at the same time, giving the positive effect to each other. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Reiser + Umemoto's Taipei Pop Music Center Breaks Ground in Taiwan

00:00 - 19 June, 2013
Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC
Courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC

Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC's Taipei Pop Music Center breaks ground today at the center’s site on the edge of Taipei, Taiwan. Challenging the limitations of traditional performances spaces, the center consists of several mixed-use spaces woven together into a dynamic, multi-purpose venue that reflects and supports the evolving culture of pop music. Three monumental elements—the Main Hall, Hall of Fame, and Industry Shell—symbolize the principal uses and attractions of the complex, making it a powerful representation of Taiwan’s pop music industry worldwide.

More on the new Taipei Pop Music Center after the break…

Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry / de Architekten Cie.

01:00 - 16 June, 2013
Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.
Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

The proposal for the Taichung Cultural City Center by de Architekten Cie. is composed of a well-defined system of voids as the museum and the library are designed as a flexible structure to be able to follow frequent changes in museum and library philosophy. Lifts and escalators are built into both buildings to provide an indubitable vertical communication and an evident orientation for future visitors. More images and architects' description after the break.

Taichung City Cultural Center Comeptition Entry / Williamson Architects

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Courtesy of Williamson Architects
Courtesy of Williamson Architects

Australia based Williamson Architects’ proposal for the City Cultural Center of Taichung, Taiwan aims to create a sculptural beauty that resurrects the romance of the architectural journey through a building. Driven by function, the building’s form is expressed in its own beauty to create not only a landmark public structure but also creating a catalyst drawing people and activity, beautifully connecting all strata of society. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Georges Batzios Architects + Sparch

01:00 - 11 June, 2013
Courtesy of Georges Batzios + Rena Sakellaridou, and Morpho Papanikolaou (SPARCH)
Courtesy of Georges Batzios + Rena Sakellaridou, and Morpho Papanikolaou (SPARCH)

Georges Batzios Architects + Sparch (Rena Sakellaridou and Morpho Papanikolaou) shared with us their proposal, titled 'Calligraphic-scapes,' for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition which stems from the origins of calligraphy. The rigorous transformation of knowledge, to be found in written language, is brought together with the poetic domains of art by means of calligraphy as the medium. As such, it brings together both the library and art museum into a new hybrid entity. More images and architects' description after the break.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / TheeAe LTD.

01:00 - 8 June, 2013
Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.
Courtesy of TheeAe LTD.

Designed by TheeAe LTD., the main idea for their ‘Wooden Wave’ proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition was driven by its elements in historical buildings which have had its form of curve, wooden structure, prolonged canopies and so on. In respect of the past architecture, they believe change or new is not a sole creation from nothing, but rather evolution from the past. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / KAMJZ Architects

01:00 - 7 June, 2013
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects
Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects

This Taichung City Cultural Center proposal by KAMJZ Architects aims to present the possibility of using local features to protect  from the very location itself turning limiting factors into interesting project features. With an average annual precipitation of 2500 mm and the climate heavily influenced by the monsoon season Taiwan is a country which receives a lot of rainwater. Therefore, the architects are focusing on a local water management agenda, 'Water Damper Towers,' with their building as it’s showcase. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects planting diagram Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects Courtesy of KAMJZ Architects +52

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads

01:00 - 6 June, 2013
Courtesy of Maxthreads
Courtesy of Maxthreads

Designed by Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning, their vision for the Taichung 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.

City Culture Center Competition Entry / Kubota & Bachmann Architects

01:00 - 4 June, 2013
Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects
Courtesy of Kubota & Bachmann Architects

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.

Fuyi River Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

01:00 - 9 May, 2013
Courtesy of Lab Modus
Courtesy of Lab Modus
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Project Team

    Kevin Chang (Principal), Jeanne Lin (Designer)
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lab Modus

Courtesy of Lab Modus Courtesy of Lab Modus Courtesy of Lab Modus Courtesy of Lab Modus +21

Tunghai University Learning Commons / YD Architects

01:00 - 23 April, 2013
© Zhi-Tan Lin
© Zhi-Tan Lin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taichung, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Chun-Yen Chen
  • Design Principal

    Jui-Ti Chen
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Zhi-Tan Lin

© Zhi-Tan Lin © Zhi-Tan Lin © Zhi-Tan Lin © Zhi-Tan Lin +33

Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

00:00 - 21 March, 2013
Courtesy of WOHA
Courtesy of WOHA

As an update to last year's post on WOHA's 'Breathing Architecture' exhibition, their work has seen great success in Frankfurt and Taichung. Now on its last leg, it will travel to Taipei and be on display from March 22-May 10 at the "Mobile Museum - SEED project". Reminding us of bold visions of the future, in which plants reclaim nature for themselves, the architects realize the permeation of buildings and landscape, and of interiors and exteriors in projects. WOHA’s tropical architecture is permeable, leafy and interspersed with community spaces, which truly capture the essence of how architecture is breathing. For more information, please visit here. More images can be viewed after the break.

Ruin Academy / Marco Casagrande

01:00 - 19 March, 2013
© AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui
© AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Design Team

    Nikita Wu
  • JUT Foundation Coordinators

    Lea Yi-Chen Lin, Yi-Ling Hung
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui

© AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui © AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui +32

Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

15:00 - 17 March, 2013
Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium by Toyo Ito
Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium by Toyo Ito

Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games, to be held this July.

The “World Games Stadium” holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with it’s 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate  1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the sorrounding neighbourhood.

Seen at deputydog. More images, after the break.

Tower of Colony Installation / Groundwork

01:00 - 6 March, 2013
© Joseph Jiau
© Joseph Jiau

Exhibited at the ‘Next Play: Shifting Ground’ Exhibition in Taipei, the Tower of Colony is the Hong Kong project by Groundwork, which responds to a theme of ‘Displacement’, to transform a one acre site at Huashan, a cultural district at the heart of Taipei City. The architects were interested in how migrants react on a foreign land. By building on the site, they 'colonized’ one acre of grassland from site, therefore colonizing a fragment of Taipei. Hong Kong, a colony by nature, now has its own colony. Their abstraction of the act of colonization can be observed at two scales: The Tower and The Performance. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture

01:00 - 23 February, 2013
Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture
Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture +11

Water-Moon Monastery / Artech Architects

01:00 - 11 February, 2013
© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Kris Yao
  • Design Team

    Hua-Yi Chang、Kuo-Lung Lee、Wen-Li Liu、Jen-Ying Kuo、Yvonne Lee、Chin Tai、Jun-Ren Chou、Yi-Heng Lin、David Chang
  • Area

    8422.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Jeffrey Cheng

© Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng +32