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 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 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.

Taichung Gateway Park International Competition

Re-announcement- Gateway Park

The Taichung Gateway Park International Competition has been Re-Announced as of April 1st, 2011. The competition seeks out aggressive Landscape Architects to transform the former airport into a modern Eco-Park that will inform the future of Taichung’s urban landscape.

Taichung Gateway City covers an approximately 254-hectare area that includes the former Taichung (Shuinan) Airport and its vicinities. According to Taichung’s municipal urban plan, at the center of Taichung Gateway City will be an expansive green space—Taichung Gateway Park—that meanders from the north to the south of the entire development area with approximately 68-hectare.

Areas surrounding the park will be divided into four districts according to their features: Eco Residential District, Gateway District, Cultural Business District, and Innovation R&D District. In addition, Taichung Movie City, Tower and Taichung City Cultural Center will all be integrated into Taichung Gateway Park. Therefore, the development of the park will become the most significant milestone for Taichung Gateway City.

The total construction budget is a proposed $85,000,000 USD with a set service fee of 10% for the chosen Design Team. For more information please visit the competition’s official website.

Six Art Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

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Architects: Lab Modus
Location: , Taiwan
Project Team: Kevin Chang (Principal), Jay Lin (Designer/Job Captain), Yao-Ju Liu (Designer), Po-chi Hu (Designer), Yi-li Lin (Designer)
Project area: 950 sqm
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Kuo-ming Lee

Cloud Room / Bing Bu

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Architects: One Design Inc
Location: Beijing, China
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Shen Zhonghai

MOJO iCuisine Interactive Restaurant / Moxie Design

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Architects: Moxie Design
Location: , Taiwan
Design Director: Frankie Fan
Interaction Design: xXtraLab Design Co.
Design Team: Chian Hsin, Li Sin Lin, Jyu Siang Chen
Project Designer: ChianHsin
Designer: Li Sin Lin
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Marc Gerritsen

XMS Media Gallery / Moxie Design

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Architects: Moxie Design
Location: ,
Interaction Design: xXtraLab Design Co
Art Director: Zoching Chen
Interactive Director: Ting-Han Chen
Design Team: Chi-Chen Yang ,Chian Hsin, Shang-Fang Chen, Pu Chen, Jimmy Lin
Design Director: Frankie Fan
Project Designer: Chian Hsin
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Marc Gerritsen

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition

Formerly called “Dagouyi” and built in 1908, Port Station was the first train station in Kaohsiung and a terminal station of 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 railway.

The Kaohsiung Port Station occupies 15 hectares of land and plays a pivotal role in revitalizing the Hama Sen area and the old Yancheng community. The Kaohsiung City Government has registered the Station as a historical building and included it in the urban planning as the foundation for cultural preservation and redevelopment of the area.

The City Government holds this urban design competition in the hope to invite creative design ideas conducive to the preservation and revitalization of railway culture and innovative development themes that could be used as a guide for conceiving space management strategies for redevelopment of the area in the future. For more information, visit the competition’s official website.

Kaohsiung Library Competition Proposal/ Mak Architects Inc.

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Mak Architects has submitted their proposal for the 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.

IMPAX Lab Taiwan Plant Phase I / J. J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJP)
Location: Chunan Science Park,
Project team: Joshua Jih Pan, Oui Ming Sae-Tang, Pen Lee, Li Jiun Lu, Johanna Kuo, Ming Huang Tsai
Building contractor: Fu Tsu Constructions Co., Ltd.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Jeffrey Chang, JJP

Giant Headquarter Building / Studiobase Architects + Reborn Studio

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Architects: Studiobase Architects + Reborn Studio
Location: , Taiwan
Design principal: Ming-Wei Huang, AIA
Project team: CJ Wang, Mark Sun, Hsing-Feng Lin, Han Wang
Project area: 4,800 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Wei-Min Yuan

Kaohsiung Library Competition proposal / Mecanoo

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Mecanoo architecten teamed up with Artech architects, 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.

Huga Fab III and Headquarters Building / J. J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJP)
Location: Central Science Park, Taichung,
Project Team: Shun Yi Cheng, Martin Hagel, Yi Shien Chin, Shih Cheng Yang, Wen Chi Wang, Shih Fan Huang
Building contractor: Fu Tsu Construction Co., Ltd.
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Chun Chieh Liu

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

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J.J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners present their design for the National 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.

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

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Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects shared with us their proposal for the Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center, an international competition that finds its inspiration in the vibrancy of 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 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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The Spanish architecture firm MADE IN have won the Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center International Competition in the city of Kaohsiung, . You can see more images and architect’s description after the break.

Neo Solar Power Corporation / J. J. Pan & Partners

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Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJPP)
Location: Science Park, Taiwan
Project team: Joshua J. Pan, Chung Tsai Huang, Yi Tai Lin, Shun Lang Wu, Mallet Y.L. Chang, K. J. Lin, I-Fen Chang, Shu Chiao Hsu
Project area: 27,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of JJPP