MVRDV Wins Competition to Build An Urban Lagoon in Taiwan

12:00 - 13 November, 2015
Courtesy of MVRDV. Image © APLUS CG
Courtesy of MVRDV. Image © APLUS CG

MVRDV, working alongside The Urbanist Collective and LLJ Architects, has been selected in a competition to transform downtown Tainan in Taiwan with their design for new green corridor and urban lagoon connecting the city to its waterfront. Transforming the area of Tainan known as the T-axis, the design will see the city's Haian Road turned into a public park and connected to the city's canal by demolishing the existing China-Town Mall, a commercial structure built alongside the canal in 1983 and described by MVRDV as a "rotten tooth of downtown Tainan."

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Shigeru Ban to Construct Tainan Museum of Fine Arts

00:00 - 15 September, 2014
Shigeru Ban to Construct Tainan Museum of Fine Arts, Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects
Courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to design the future Tainan Museum of Fine Arts. With an agenda to promote arts culture and tourism in Taiwan’s cultural capital, the museum will foster the research of arts, literature and history, while exhibiting local talent. 

Cascading volumes featuring an auditorium, classrooms and exhibition galleries will be capped with a pentagonal roof canopy and softened with lush terraces and landscaping. An outdoor sculpture park and public recreation area will allow the museum’s inner contents to bleed into its surroundings and activate the city. 

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Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

01:00 - 30 November, 2012
Chen Minshuku / TSDesign, © Tsai Tsung-Sheng
© Tsai Tsung-Sheng
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan, Taiwan
  • Principal Designer

    Chao Yuan-Hung, Chi Chien-Ching, Wang Jun-Jie, Chen Hsuan
  • Character of Space

    Minshuku (B&B)
  • Client

    Miss Chen
  • Contractor

    TA-Shan Development Contractor Ltd.
  • Cost

    5.5 Million NT
  • Area

    132.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng © Tsai Tsung-Sheng +31

House in Tainan / FCHY Architect Lab

01:00 - 16 July, 2011
House in Tainan / FCHY Architect Lab, © Yang Hsiu Chuan
© Yang Hsiu Chuan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architects

    FCHY Architect Lab
  • Design Team

    Yang Hsiu Chuan +Kao Ya Feng + Shih Chi Han
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Yang Hsiu Chuan © Yang Hsiu Chuan © Yang Hsiu Chuan © Yang Hsiu Chuan +23