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Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam

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Courtesy of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam

Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects shared with us their proposal for the Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center, an international competition that finds its inspiration in the vibrancy of Kaohsiung City and its maritime culture, and in the energy and phenomenon of popular music. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Update: Kaohsiung Port Terminal Competition Proposal / Asymptote Architecture

Back in December we showed you the second place project by Asymptote Architecture for the Kaohsiung Port Terminal Competition. We have now an update on the project, with a great video and some models you can check after the break.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center Competition winner / MADE IN

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Courtesy of MADE IN

The Spanish architecture firm MADE IN have won the Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center International Competition in the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. You can see more images and architect’s description after the break.

Astrium Nature Select Shop / Popular Architecture

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Courtesy Popular Architecture

Popular Architecture has shared with us their competition entry for the proposed Astrium Nature Select Shop in Taichung, Taiwan. While the Brooklyn based firm’s proposal did not win, the design provides an interesting aesthetic and retail solution. More images and a brief description after the jump.

Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Centre International Competition proposal / Paolo Cucchi Architects

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Courtesy of Paolo Cucchi Architects

Paolo Cucchi Architects, based in Italy and Malaysia, shared with us their proposal for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Centre International Competition. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center Competition proposal / Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects

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Courtesy of 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.

Gate of Kaohsiung / Forrest Fulton Architecture

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Courtesy of Forrest Fulton Architecture

This competition entry for the Kaohsiung Cruise Terminal and Port Service Center in Taiwan comes from Forrest Fulton Architecture.  The architects approached the design of a new gateway as a challenge to design a contemporary version of the traditional city gate.

For more on this project come back after the break.

Taiwan Tower Competition Entry / Aedas R&D

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Courtesy of Aedas R&D

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.

Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Terminal Competition proposal / HMC Architects

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Courtesy of HMC Architects

Los Angeles-based HMC Architects shared with us their proposal for the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Terminal Competition in Taiwan. They were selected as one of the five finalists. More images and press release after the break.

Kaohsiung Port Terminal Competition Proposal / Asymptote Architecture and Artech Architects

© Asymptote Architecture
© Asymptote Architecture

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

Kaohsiung Port Terminal / Reiser + Umemoto

© Reiser + Umemoto.
© Reiser + Umemoto.

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.

Tower of Droplets: Taiwan Conceptual Tower Competition Entry / CRAB Studio

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Courtesy of CRAB Studio

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.

Taiwan Tower Competition proposal / GilBartolome ADW

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Courtesy of GilBartolome ADW

Madrid-based GilBartolome ADW shared with us their proposal for the Taiwan Tower Competition which placed fourth in the competition. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Kaohsiung Vortex / Influx_Studio

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Courtesy of Influx_Studio

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.

Taiwan Tower Proposal / Wansoo Lee

We presented an observatory tower with a system of 9 ARCHES. Those arches are entangled, thereby supporting each other, to realize the most compact, efficient and stable structural system. At the same time, the spaces between arches are designed to be utilized as accommodating facilities, including Taiwan Observatory Tower, Museum of Taichung City Development, and Department of Urban Development office.

We have analyzed the arch formation to efficiently distribute the load – vertical and lateral. As shown in the diagrams below, the main arch, the tallest figure, supports the observation deck and is also supported by the several arches at the bottom part of the entire structure. We call this the “Multi-Arch.” This multi-arch concept is similar to tube structure because they prevent the effect of shear lag in the high-rise buildings.

Taichung Tower / Nicolas Laisne Architecte

Nicolas Laisne Architecte has been awarded honorable mention in the international Taiwan Tower Conceptual Design competition. The proposal placed fifth among over four hundred entries. Additional images, a video and a description from the architect after the break.

3x3x3 Taiwan Tower Competition / Broadway Malyan Architects

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Courtesy of Broadway Malyan Architects

ArchDaily has recieved another submission from the Taiwan Tower Competition in Taichung, by Broadway Malayn. The project was dubbed 3x3x3 to represent the conceptual framework of the coalescence of three distinct features of the tower: environmental, social and economic. More after the break.

Taiwan Tower Competition Winner / DSBA, Mihai Carciun and upgrade.studio

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Courtesy of DSBA and upgrade.studio

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.