Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center Competition proposal / Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects
Our latest proposal for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition proposal comes from Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects (in association with OZ-P and You-Yi Lu Architect). More images and architect’s description after the break.
The Nian’s Residence is located in a residential area in Taichung’s west district, an area integrated with arts and culture such as the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the Taichung Municipal Cultural Center, the Art Walk. The home rises four floors with an interior courtyard type space allowing the family members to gather within this dense metropolis environment. The interior levels shift in response to the courtyard spaces utilizing the transition of negative spaces to create surprises at each turn.
The fabricated structural system displays a simple building exterior that has created an elegant living scenario within the crowded disorderly environment. More photographs and drawings following the break.
Architects: Chen Tien Chu
Location: No.26, Wuquan New 2nd Lane, West District, Taichung City 403, Taiwan
Project Area: 253.55 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Chen Tien Chu
For more on this project come back after the break.
Archdaily presents another competition entry from the Taiwan Tower Competition in Taichung City by Aedas R&D in collaboration of Thornton Tomasetti and Phaconsult. T he conceptual development for the project came from the geometry of a pebble dropped into the sea, and the shape of the tower was derived from the patterns that emerge on the surface of the water as the concequence. The rippling effect on the water was taken to develop the landscaping around the tower, as well its extrusion into the wrapping skin of the tower.
More on this project after the break.
Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects were awarded a close second place finish for the Kaohsiung Marine Gateway project. The project proposes a 200m long structure situated between two 14 story towers located at the cities newly developed harbor edge. The proposal calls for a new urban intervention at the cities waterfront combining both cultural and commercial aspects with the port terminal functions the building is designed to house. The buildings technological envelope and architecture and is designed to be a striking and elegant addition to the quickly changing city of Kaohsiung and to act as a catalyst for unique and sustained urban development over the coming years and decades.
Further description and renderings of Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects proposal after the break.
For the winning proposal by Reiser + Umemoto click here.
Architects: Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Project Team: Asymptote Architecture – Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture, Artech Architects – Kris Yao
Structural Engineering: Knippers Helbig
Environmental Engineering: Transsolar
Cruise Consultant: Parsons Brinckerhoff
Fire, Electrical & Plumbing: Heng Kai
Traffic Engineering: Everest
Project Area: 40,000 sqm
Client: Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau
Competition: Kaohsiung Port Terminal 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Asymptote Architecture
Check out Reiser + Umemoto’s latest win for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center in southern Taiwan. Working with Taipei-based Fei and Cheng and Associates, New York-based Ysrael A. Seinuk, PC and Hong-Kong based Arup, the new development exploits its waterfront placement as tumbling organic wave-like volumes cascade out toward the waves.
More about the winning proposal after the break.
The Taiwan Conceptual Tower International Competition awarded “The Tower of Droplets” Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham’s London-based Cook Robotham Architecture Bureau (CRAB) won second prize for their entry: “The Tower of Droplets in The Taiwan Conceptual Tower International Competition. Presented here is just one of the 237 entries from 25 countries that were submitted. Crab studio recieved a $65,000 award for their entry for Taichung, Taiwan. The team comprised Jenna Al-Ali, Nuria Blanco, Lorene Faure, and Selma Johannson. Consulting engineer was Michael Kaverne of Buro Happold.
Read on for more on the tower after the break.
Influx_Studio has taken on the task of designing a cultural and ecological visit for the Koahsiung Marine Culture and Pop Music Center as a measure to critically enhance and hybridize the urban fabric in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in response to the global infrastructures of a growing global economy. The proposal, titled The Vortex, is projected to become a powerful icon for the city, and embody a refreshing sustainable identity for the Kaohsiung.
More on The Vortex after the break.
Wansoo Lee shared with us his proposal for the Taiwan Tower Conceptual Design International Competition, sponsored by the Tiachung City government. The design competition aimed to create a symbol for the new Taiwan spirit while serving as a model of green building for the 21st century. Additionally, the tower also stands as a new-age landmark to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Taiwan. More images and project description after the break.
DSBA, Mihai CARCIUN and upgrade.studio have been declared winners of the Taiwan Tower Conceptual Design Compeition with a design proposal that encompasses the symbolism of Taichung as a city. The team conceptualized a structure for Taichung that would activate the local culture in a design that also stands as a landmark for the city and as a campaign for diligent and responsible design.
More information and images after the break.
Enta Yang shared with us the photographs he took of the Hsiangshan Visitor Center by Japan architect Norihiko Dan in Taiwan, winner project from the Sun Moon Lake Tourist Route International competition, featuring a really nice concrete work and a green roof cover to keep under control internal temperatures.
Take a look at the complete photoset after the break.
The Taiwan Tower International Design Competition awarded Little, a Merit Award for its contribution in conceptual designs of a signature tower in Taichung, Taiwan. The emphasis on the competition is to provide a marker to symbolize Taiwan’s history and spirit at the Taichung Gateway Park, an international portal of Central Taiwan as a place for innovation, culture and biodiversity.
More information and images after the break.
Within this past month we featured STL, Sun & Associates and Maxwan’s proposal for the Kaohsiung Competition. Now, Ojanen Chiou shares with us their design for a Marine and Pop Music Center where they are aiming to bring the waterfront spaces of the marine port and the urban edge of the community together. The dynamic qualities of the form demonstrate not only a cultural heritage, but a look into the future of pop music cultures and activities for the city. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Check out this tower proposal designed by Portugal-based OODA Architecture in collaboration with the Spanish and American studio OOIIO for the City of Taichung. The proposal received a merit award from the Taiwan tower competition, which asked participants to developed a conceptual vision for a landmark tower to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Taiwan, R.O.C. and to celebrate the merger between Taichung County and Taichung City.
More images and more about the tower after the break.