Taipei Nangang Office Tower / Aedas

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The design for the new 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

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INFLUX_STUDIO shared with us their proposal for the 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

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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

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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 . 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

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LEEAD Consulting entered the recent 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.

House in Tainan / FCHY Architect Lab

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Architects: FCHY Architect Lab
Location: ,
Design team: Yang Hsiu Chuan +Kao Ya Feng + Shih Chi Han
Project area: 400 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Yang Hsiu Chuan

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition Winning Proposal by de Architekten Cie.

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De Architekten Cie., Jason Lee and Patrick Koschuch, has won the open international Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition in Kaohsiung, .

The competition was initiated by the city government of Kaohsiung to transform the derelict site of the old railyards and port station from a barrier between two important areas of the city (the Hamasen and Yancheng districts), into a connective piece of the urban fabric. The stated ambitions by the client for the 15.42 hectare site are to highlight the cultural heritage of the site’s former function while introducing new programmes and building volume to accommodate city expansion. These twin objectives are to be achieved in a phaseable and highly sustainable manner. Since a large portion of the site and existing railway buildings are designated as historical monuments, the central challenge of the brief was to strike a balance between the desire for cultural preservation/revitalization, introducing new development onto the site, and establishing enough connections across site to transform the area from an urban barrier into an urban connector.

Taiwan Tower International Competition

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The Tower International Competition is part of a larger urban plan in , as a part of a new development for the “Gateway City.” 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.

Opus Shop / Paradox Studio

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Architects: Paradox Studio – Chris Chen
Location: ,
Project area: 10,5 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Benjamin Chou

In Progress: Dadong Art Center / de Architekten Cie. + Malone Chang and Yulin Chen Architects

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Architects: de Architekten Cie / Branimir Medic, Pero Puljiz
Location: , Taiwan
Collaborators: Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects
Client: Kaohsiung County Mayor
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 24,470 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

Church of Suan-Lien Center for the Elderly / J.J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J.J. Pan & Partners
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: David Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Wei-Shih Hsieh, J.J. Pan & Partners

New Taipei City Museum of Art Conceptual Design International Competition

The objectives of this competition to build a world-class museum of art in a call for proposal through a conceptual design international competition, creative and 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 are invited to challenge their imagination, pursue new possibilities for modern art museums and help New create an artistic icon for the new century!

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.

For more information go to the competition’s official website.

Ocean Grand Residence / Dahin Development + T. D. Lee ARCHITECT

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Architects: Dahin Development /
Location: New City, Taiwan
Development: Dahin Development
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 5,067 sqm
Photographs: Dahin Development

Sensation Within Lost Field / Interbreeding Field

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Architects: Interbreeding Field
Location: Taipei,
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Interbreeding Field

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

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The 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 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 ’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.

The Paradise Lost in Time / Interbreeding Field

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Architects: Interbreeding Field
Location: Taipei,
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Interbreeding Field

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

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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

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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.