City Cultural Center Comeptition Entry / Williamson Architects

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Australia based Williamson Architects’ proposal for the City Cultural Center of , 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

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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.

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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

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This 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.

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads

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

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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.

NTFSH Gymnasium / QLAB

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Architects: QLAB
Location: Tainan,
Architect In Charge: QLAB
Area: 874,329 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of QLAB

Fuyi River Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

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Architects: Lab Modus
Location: City, Taiwan
Project Team: Kevin Chang (Principal), Jeanne Lin (Designer)
Area: 600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lab Modus

Tunghai University Learning Commons / YD Architects

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Architects: YD Architects
Location: , Taiwan
Architect In Charge: Chun-Yen Chen
Design Principal: Jui-Ti Chen
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zhi-Tan Lin

Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

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As an update to last year’s post on WOHA‘s ‘Breathing Architecture’ exhibition, their work has seen great success in Frankfurt and . Now on its last leg, it will travel to 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

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Architects: Marco Casagrande
Location: , Taiwan
Design Team: Nikita Wu
Jut Foundation Coordinators: Lea Yi-Chen Lin, Yi-Ling Hung
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: AdDa, Tsai Ming-Hui

Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

 

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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.

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Tower of Colony Installation / Groundwork

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Exhibited at the ‘Next Play: Shifting Ground’ Exhibition in , 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

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Architects: Wang Weijen Architecture, Northern Space Design Company
Location: Taipei,
Area: 5657.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

Water-Moon Monastery / Artech Architects

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Architects: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: ,
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
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB

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Architects: QLAB
Location: New Taipei City,
Client: New Taipei City, Department of Transportation
Area: 8,308.98 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of QLAB

Dormitories for ITRI Southern Taiwan Campus / Bio-Architecture Formosana

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Architects: Bio-Architecture Formosana
Location: , Taiwan
Site Area: 52,792 sqm
Floor Area: 6,182 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Bio-Architecture Formosana

Ritz Plaza Housing Complex / Chin Architects

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Architects: Chin Architects
Location: Neihu District, City,
Design Team: I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu, Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Wei-Shian Chen, Wan-Ju Chang
Building Contractor: Bionic Group
Clients: Bionic Group
Area: 2,278.28 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng