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New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / OODA

Courtesy of OODA
Courtesy of OODA

OODA shared with us their proposal for the New Taipei City Museum of Art which won the Merit Award in the international competition. The competition intention was to create a pioneering and innovative design concept which will stand as a new-age landmark and a symbolic voice to the world of Taipei City new spirit. OODA’s concept emerges from a big volumetric cube in confrontation with a smaller inner structure cube – hypercube which is an applied mathematical form that relates both. Then the big outer bisects the clamp (as structural elements) and sucks the in between surfaces to a central point creating a hypercube as the core. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taipei Nangang Office Tower / Aedas

Courtesy of Aedas Beijing Ltd
Courtesy of Aedas Beijing Ltd

The design for the new Taipei Nangang High-tech District Office Tower, by AEDAS Beijing Ltd, draws inspiration from the shape of the river pebbles, developing a unique aesthetic that conveys the idea of softness and elegance as well as strength and character. Located in close proximity to the Jilong River and a major overpass highway in Taipei, the surrounding environment provided the opportunity to propose a building that will redefine the skyline of this rapidly developing area of Taipei. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Competition Proposal / INFLUX_STUDIO

view from the park
view from the park

INFLUX_STUDIO shared with us their proposal for the New Taipei City Museum of Art competition as contemporary art museums are becoming hybrid programs and transforming the way people approach art to become real places to be. The key issue they were dealt with was how to gather people and art while integrating the landscape into the museum and the museum into the park. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Terrace Museum Competition Proposal / Hataarvo Architects & A.S studio & EJLIN Landscape

Courtesy of Hataarvo Architects
Courtesy of Hataarvo Architects

What is Nature? Is it real or man-made? As a possible answer to these questions, Hataarvo Architects believe nature is the most interesting thing for this project, and that all of nature is interfered with each other. Therefore, they have proposed a concept as ‘constructed nature’ which means neither real or man-made, but only construction. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Winning Proposal / Ager Group

museum park
museum park

AGER Group’s Boston Studio won an Excellence Award winning first prize for the Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition initiated by the Urban Development Bureau of the Kaohsiung City Government in Taiwan. The 15.42 hectare site is located between the Hamasen and Yenchen historic commercial centers of the 1920’s and 40’s and at the intersection of three of Kaohsiung’s thriving neighborhoods home of the recent Maritime Music Center and Port Terminal competitions. The competition aimed at transforming the historic rail yard and port station into a new city destination, creating a progressive model for local urban renewal. More images and architects’ description after the break.

LiquidScapes / LEEAD Consulting

Courtesy LEEAD Consulting
Courtesy LEEAD Consulting

LEEAD Consulting entered the recent Taichung Gateway Park International Competition and while their proposal did not win, they have shared their design for our review. Images of their proposal, LiquidScapes, and a brief narrative are after the jump.

Taiwan Tower International Competition

Competition Logo
Competition Logo

The Taiwan Tower International Competition is part of a larger urban plan in Taichung, Taiwan as a part of a new development for the “Gateway City.” Taiwan Tower is to be located at the southern tip of the Central Park where visitors will have a panoramic view of the park, the city and the natural surroundings. The building is to have a minimum height of 300-meters with recreational functions such as an information center, shops, food and beverage services, observatories and an environmental monitoring station as part of an effort to create a model green building. The competition will be judged in two stages. The jurors are Yu-Chien Ann, Marcos Cruz, Chao-Lee Kuo, Sheng-Fong Lin, Shuenn-Ren Liou, Hidetoshi Ohno and  Adele Naude Santos. For more information on this competition visit the competition official site.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Conceptual Design International Competition

The planning and design guidelines in this design brief are for reference only. The designer must propose the new positioning for the new possibilities for modern art museums, define the exhibition method, and propose new space requirement, then proceed the planning and design based on the new required spaces and design guidelines.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center International Competition / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

rendering
rendering

The Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center evokes a giant vessel moored at the quay. Both preposterous and appropriate, the Center is the icon, the scenic landmark. The concept is that of a dynamic, vertical-horizontal public space—a twenty-four-hour attraction. By day the Center is an iconic silhouette against the Kaohsiung sky and by night a luminous showplace, an animated marquee on a grand scale. It is a symbol for the city and a place for all the people—a great symbol of Kaohsiung’s maritime heritage and its music industry future. It is a place where everyone can experience the loftiest position of privilege and the most serene moment of peace and contemplation, a place where the youth of the city and its internationally renowned community of commerce can come together to celebrate, party and relax in the beauty of their home—a place of origins, new and old.

Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center Proposal / JET Architecture, CXT Architects & Archasia Design Group

view from seashore road
view from seashore road

JET Architecture in joint venture with CXT Architects and Archasia Design Group earned an Honorable Mention for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition in September 2010. Their entry, “Openair,” ranked in the top five, advancing the scheme to the second stage of the competition. Now, they decided to submit their competition entry for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition to Azure’s AZ AWARDS, the magazine’s first annual international competition recognizing excellence in design. The project was chosen as a finalist for the AZ AWARDS in the Concepts: Unbuilt Competitions Entries category and is eligible for the AZ People’s Choice Awards. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Infiltrated Cultural and Ecological Urbanism / Maxthreads Architectural Design

Courtesy Maxthreads Architectural Design
Courtesy Maxthreads Architectural Design

Maxthreads Architectural Design of Edinburgh has shared with ArchDaily their second stage design proposal for the Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition, additional images and text after the break.

Taichung Gateway Park International Competition

Re-announcement-Taichung Gateway Park
Re-announcement-Taichung Gateway Park

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition

Formerly called “Dagouyi” and built in 1908, Kaohsiung Port Station was the first train station in Kaohsiung and a terminal station of Taiwan north-south railway line. The freight service of the Station was terminated in 2008 that put an end to the train service of Kaohsiung Port Station. So Kaohsiung Port Station has witnessed the centurial history of Taiwan railway.

Kaohsiung Library Competition Proposal/ Mak Architects Inc.

Courtesy Mak Architects Inc.
Courtesy Mak Architects Inc.

Mak Architects has submitted their proposal for the Kaohsiung Library Competition. The 38,000 sqm library, which will become the region’s main library, placed third in the competition. More images and a complete press release after the break.

Kaohsiung Library Competition proposal / Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo architecten teamed up with Artech architects, Taipei for their proposal for the Kaohsiung Library Competition. Their 38,000 sqm library, which will become the region’s main library, won second place. More images and complete press release after the break.

National Taichung Digital Library / J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners

Courtesy of J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners
Courtesy of J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners

J.J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners present their design for the National Taichung Digital Library, a symbol of the constant stream of knowledge to which the digital age has exposed us.  The theme of the architecture is one of a boundless leisure spot of creativity and the dynamic flow of information. More on this project after the break.