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Kaohsiung

Gentle Heart of Steel / HAO Design

22:00 - 24 November, 2017

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Lead Architect

    Iven Chen
  • Text Editor

    Shu-tian Tsai
  • Area

    168.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

In Progress: China Steel Corporation Headquarters / Artech Architects

10:00 - 16 April, 2012
© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

Architects: Kris Yao | Artech Architects Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan Clients: China Steel Corporation (CSC) Design Team: Willy Yu, Hua-Yi Chang, Nai-Wen Cheng, Jun-Ren Chou, Yen-Hsun Li Site Area: 11,037 sqm Lot Coverage Area: 2,590 sqm Total Floor Area: 81,054 Completion: Expected 2012 Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

© Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng + 19

Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Winning Proposal / Ager Group

11:00 - 9 August, 2011
museum park
museum park

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 Taiwan. 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.

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

13:34 - 6 July, 2011
parkview 01
parkview 01

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

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.

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

11:00 - 23 June, 2011
© Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.
© Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

Architects: de Architekten Cie / Branimir Medic, Pero Puljiz Location: Kaohsiung, 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.

© Courtesy of de Architekten Cie. © Courtesy of de Architekten Cie. © Courtesy of de Architekten Cie. © Courtesy of de Architekten Cie. + 14

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

17:00 - 12 May, 2011
view from seashore road
view from seashore road

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

17:00 - 10 May, 2011
Courtesy Maxthreads Architectural Design
Courtesy Maxthreads Architectural Design

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.

Kaohsiung Library Competition Proposal/ Mak Architects Inc.

17:00 - 14 March, 2011
Courtesy Mak Architects Inc.
Courtesy Mak Architects Inc.

Mak Architects has submitted their proposal for the Kaohsiung 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.

Kaohsiung Library Competition proposal / Mecanoo

12:30 - 25 February, 2011
Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo architecten teamed up with Artech architects, Taipei 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.

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

12:00 - 15 February, 2011
Courtesy of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam
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

12:30 - 9 February, 2011

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

12:30 - 30 December, 2010
Courtesy of Paolo Cucchi Architects
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

12:30 - 24 December, 2010
Courtesy of Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects
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

12:00 - 22 December, 2010
Courtesy of Forrest Fulton Architecture
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.

Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Terminal Competition proposal / HMC Architects

12:30 - 19 December, 2010
Courtesy of HMC Architects
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 Vortex / Influx_Studio

12:00 - 5 December, 2010
Courtesy of Influx_Studio
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.

Kaohsiung Competition Proposal / Maxwan

17:00 - 10 November, 2010
Courtesy of Maxwan
Courtesy of Maxwan

Within this past month we featured STL and Sun & Associates‘ proposal for the Kaohsiung Competition. Now, Maxwan shares with us their design for a Marine and Pop Music Center. Their design, titled ‘LOVE COVE’, focuses on exposing the reality of the various activities that take place at the marine port through a visual showcase while engaging with the culture of the country. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Kaohsiung Competition Proposal / Sun & Schrempp Associates

22:00 - 4 November, 2010
performance halls
performance halls

A couple weeks ago, we featured STL‘s proposal for the Kaohsiung Competition. Now, Sun & Schrempp Associates have shared with us their design for a Marine and Pop Music Center driven by the wave motion of the water experienced at Kaohsiung’s marine port. More images and architect’s description after the break.