Ultra-Ruin / Marco Casagrande

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Architects: Marco Casagrande
Location: , Taiwan
Year: 2013
Photographs: AdDa Zei, Courtesy of

Taipei Flower Wholesale Market, Taiwan International Flower Trade Center Large Site For Cut Flowers Market / H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners

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Architects: H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners
Location: ,
Area: 29,700 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: AdDa Zei

Taipei Flower Wholesale Market, Taiwan International Flower Trade Center Small Site For Plant Market. / H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners

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Architects: H.P. Chueh Architects & Planners
Location: ,
Area: 7,300 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jane Kung

Le Plan Libre / Waterfrom Design

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Architects: Waterfrom Design
Location: Taipei City,
Area: 726.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sam Tsen

Shih Chien University Gymnasium and Library / Artech Architects

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Architects: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Glen Lu, Hua-Yi Chang, Po-Wen Hsiao, Sid Peng, Chao-Li Hsu, Wesley Fang, Wei-Chung Hsu, Liang-Tzu Chen, Jerry Chang, Tzongming Chan, Jun-Ren Chou, Tien-Yu Lo, Jeff Lai, Ming-Chin Li, Peter Chen, Su-Ping Lo
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

The Heritage / CYS.ASDO

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Architects: CYS.ASDO
Location: Taipei,
Architect In Charge: Chung-Yei Sheng
Design Team: Jill Yang, Paul Chiang, Why Huang
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: K. M. Lee

Kelti Center / Artech Architects

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Architects: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: , Taiwan
Design Team: Glen Lu, Kuo-Chien Shen, Grace Lin, Yi-Ting Cheng, Huei-Chen Hsu, Yen-Kai Huang, Hsiu-Chuan Wu, Jun-Ren Chou, David Chang, Calvin Chen, Su-Ping Lo, Wen-Feng Chen
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Jean-loup BALDACCI & Atelier BORONSKI

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Jean-loup BALDACCI & Atelier BORONSKI shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the New Taipei Museum of Art competition. Their aim was to create a field of dreams; a building for the people. Its existence actually extends the park and because it merges street and park it invites a high degree of participation. It is completely accessible for people to walk and even ride bicycles all over. The public can easily ‘take possession’ of this building, even just to come and sit on the grass and enjoy the view as they picnic on these huge pieces of ‘ground’ floating in the sky. But through various openings and glazed apertures the interiors beckon. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Federico Soriano Pelaez

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shared with us their third prize winning proposal for the New Museum of Art. Their aim was to design a museum which contains all museums. A museum which is the entirety of all the museums in the world. They collected 100 of the most important museums of art from around the world. It is architecture as a refined abstraction of a historic landscape. It is a recollection of generic fragments from the plans of the museums from around the world which will be inserted into the Museum of Art. More images and project description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art / Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN

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The New Museum of Art proposal by Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN seeks to educate and motivate lifestyles through art and culture; thus promoting artistic creations as a moment in a time greater than none. The design incorporates a well planned program distribution emphasizing the important relationship of art as lifestyle and lifestyle as art. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Competition Winners

1st place winner - Peter Boronski and

Recently announced were the winners of the New Taipei City Museum of Art competition. The main objective of this competition was to build a world-class museum of art through a conceptual design. It was to be creative and its visionary schemes are sought in order to give the New Taipei City Museum of Art a fresh look and versatile art exhibition space. The design teams from all over the world were invited to challenge their imagination, pursue new possibilities for modern art museums and help New Taipei City create an artistic icon for the new century! The team of Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci was named the first prize winners while  Kengo Kuma & Associatesand Federico Soriano Pelaez followed with the second and third place awards. More information on the award winning designs after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / PA Studio

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PA (Process-based Architecture) Studio shared with us their proposal for New Museum of Art, which won an honorable mention. Their design includes a huge cube on an urban plaza. The interior space of this suspended cube is integrated and has not been divided to specified floors as the usual buildings. It consists of several moving galleries where the exterior walls are also good places for displaying the art works. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Yi-Hsiang Chao Architects & Infinite Studio

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The New Museum of Art conceptual design proposal by Yi-Hsiang Chao Architects and Infinite Studio was initiated from a basic question: How does a museum allow the public to experience a seamless fusion between life and art? A museum is usually located at a specific place and carries certain cultural tasks. Corresponding to the competition’s objectivities, is it a dilemma or a contradiction to expect a museum to allow lives happen seamlessly with the architecture? More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / DCPP Arquitectos

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This proposal for the New Museum of Art by DCPP Arquitectos is an open and welcoming design that erases the barrier of exclusivity normally surrounding the world of art, patrons, and experts. As such, the architecture is one that embodies this idea of erasure through eliminating the traditional borders between exhibition space and circulation, as well as exterior and interior. Every part of the museum is represented by a space without limits that can hold any type of expression. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Lyons

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The new museum proposed by Lyons has been designed in response to its context – to the park, river, city and the surrounding mountains. The concept connects the building and its spaces with the unique features of the site and its surroundings. Its form, spaces and circulation patterns have also been designed to provide a rich and scenic experience for museum visitors and to offer maximum flexibility in the display and presentation of artworks and multimedia. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Behnisch Architekten

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The principle behind the design by Behnisch Architekten for the new Contemporary Art Museum is for art to be experienced through a multitude of perspectives and perceptions. Art is not an isolated experience. Views change, rooms change and thus perception is altered. In order for art to take on a lifestyle quality it needs to be accessible. Contemporary art should be able to be viewed from the outside in, from across the landscape, from above, from below and through a series of lenses, both visual and cultural. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / OTA+

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The proposal for the New Museum of Art by OTA+ challenges the traditional definition of a museum and the conventional relationship between building and site. By freeing the ground plane of enclosed semi-public space, the interface between the museum and the site offers a new experience of a museum; one that is open, friendly, and welcoming. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Meter

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The proposal for the New Taipei Museum of Art, by Meter architects, is predicated on exploring and celebrating the interrelationship between commerce and the display of art. This approach involved distributing the museum and commercial programs so as to heighten the drama of the encounter between them. More images and architects’ description after the break.