Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

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  • Project Principle : Kuo-Chien Shen
  • Project Manager : Winnie Wang
  • Project Supervisor : Glen Lu, Jun-Ren Chou, Tien-Yu Lo
  • Design Team : Chien-Yi Wu, Lien-Tang Chen, Jake Sun, Frank Lu, Ting-Tseng Shen, Wen-Li Liu, Ting-Fung Ho, Wen-Ling Liao, Miya Yu
  • Inspection Team : Calvin Chen, Yi-Seng Tsai, Jui-Hung Lin, Stanley Liu, Bruce Wu, Jason Lin, Yun-Yi Wang, Hui-Ting Yu, Sam Chuang, Chu-Chun Chang, Hui-Ling Lee、Dawson Hung, Sam Chang, Yi-Ti Tsai, Yu-Ching Chen
  • Plumbing, Electrical & Fire Protection : Majestic Engineering Consultants Inc.
  • Façade Consultants : maRco façade Studio
  • Landscape Bridge Design And Inspection Collaborator : T. Y. Lin Taiwan Consulting Engineers Inc
  • Building Structure : Steel Structure, Reinforced Concrete
  • Exterior Materials : Cast Aluminum Disk, Glazed Curtain Wall, Low-E Glass, Mosaic Tile
  • City : Taibao City
  • Country : Taiwan
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Text description provided by the architects. Composed of three distinct fluid forms, each represents inspiration from the three Chinese calligraphy strokes: the thick ink, the half-dry and the smearing, the Palace Museum Southern Branch will present itself as an ink-dark, sensuous sculptural form sitting within the surrounding green rice and sugar cane fields.

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Floor Plans. Image Courtesy of KRIS YAO | ARTECH

The three forms also contain different functions: due to sensitivity of natural light level for the artifacts, the solid form houses the curatorial department and exhibition halls; the glass-and-steel “void” volume facilitates museum lobby, café, library and administration offices; the third smearing stroke flows through intersecting solid and void forms, linking various spaces with smooth circulation pattern.

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Visitors arrive at the gate of the museum site will have a glance of the main building across the lake. After crossing a curved pedestrian bridge, which is an integral part of the architecture design, one would pass under the glass volume and arrive at a tranquil bamboo courtyard before entering into the museum building.

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In the grand lobby, large glass curtain wall frames the views of the lake and landscape. A grand stairway gently rises up and leads visitors to the orientation room where the glass volume hits the solid volume as the exhibitions unfold.

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The exterior of the solid form is composed of more than 36,000 pieces of cast aluminum “disks” attached to the curved surfaces, depicting ancient bronze dragon and cloud patterns using modern digitized design. As the sun moves, the reflection from the disks will reveal a “moving” dragon in the clouds on this uniquely designed façade.

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Address:No. 888, Gugong Boulevard, Taibao City, Chiayi County, Taiwan

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Cite: "Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH" 25 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895879/southern-branch-of-taiwan-palace-museum-kris-yao-artech> ISSN 0719-8884

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