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The World’s Largest Performing Arts Center Opens in Taiwan, Designed by Mecanoo

11:00 - 18 October, 2018
The World’s Largest Performing Arts Center Opens in Taiwan, Designed by Mecanoo, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The opening ceremony has taken place for the world’s largest performing arts center in Taiwan, designed by Mecanoo. The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts comprises five state-of-the-art performance spaces under a single roof measuring 35 acres (140,000 square meters).

Opened on October 13th 2018, the scheme is set across a subtropical park in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, occupying a former military training base to symbolize the city’s transition from a major international harbor into a rich, diverse, cultural hub, connecting local and international artistic talent.

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Kengo Kuma Creates Starbucks Store in Taiwan From 29 Shipping Containers

06:00 - 6 October, 2018
Kengo Kuma Creates Starbucks Store in Taiwan From 29 Shipping Containers, Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks

Hot on the heels of its lavish breakthrough Milan store, Starbucks has opened yet another striking and innovatively-designed coffee house. However, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's design associates an entirely different mood with the company's coffee beverages.

Starbucks Taiwan the company’s first location in the Asia Pacific, consists of 29 white shipping containers, shifted and stacked in a grid-like formation. Within the containers’ 3,444 sqft (320 sqm) of space are a variety of intimate and comfortable spaces. A drive-thru is also incorporated into the design to maximize the store’s convenience to its customers.

Lè Architecture / Aedas

19:00 - 20 September, 2018
Lè Architecture / Aedas, Courtesy of Aedas
Courtesy of Aedas

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Yuanqu Street, Nangang District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Director

  • Area

    11449.8 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

BAF win National Library Tainan, Taiwan

06:00 - 20 September, 2018
BAF win National Library Tainan, Taiwan, Taiwan National Library. Image Courtesy of BAF and Carlo Ratti
Taiwan National Library. Image Courtesy of BAF and Carlo Ratti

Bio-Architecture Formosana (BAF) together with Carlo Ratti Associatti have won the international competition for the Southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan, Taiwan. With the concept of "Library as a Town", the team created a proposal for a new public building that will accommodate a library, book museum and a joint archives center. Selected among nine competitors, the winning design will be placed in the southern part of Taiwan in the XinYing District. The proposal is made to investigate the role of the library in the future.

Taiwan National Library. Image Courtesy of BAF and Carlo Ratti Taiwan National Library. Image Courtesy of BAF and Carlo Ratti Taiwan National Library. Image Courtesy of BAF and Carlo Ratti Taiwan National Library. Image Courtesy of BAF and Carlo Ratti + 15

Taoyuan Sewage Treatment Project / Habitech Architects

20:00 - 22 August, 2018
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  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 177-2, Fuhua Road, Luzhu District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Lead Architect

    Peichin Hsu
  • Area

    3527.69 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

MEPM lab Envisions the Next Generation of Power Plants in Taiwan

12:00 - 18 August, 2018
MEPM lab Envisions the Next Generation of Power Plants in Taiwan, Courtesy of Prof. Shiauyun Lu, Jhengru Li, Tzuman Tseng, Hsianghsiang Wang
Courtesy of Prof. Shiauyun Lu, Jhengru Li, Tzuman Tseng, Hsianghsiang Wang

The island nation of Taiwan is a country that boasts both a high population density and a wide range of ecosystems. However, a large issue that the country is currently facing involves the energy production and consumption, and the negative impact it has on the environment. With the largest power plant slated to be shut down by 2023, a team from Taiwan has devised an architectural proposal for how to construct a plant that both generates enough electricity to serve the metropolitan area and reduce its negative impact on the air quality and surrounding wetlands.

LiYu / CYS.ASDO

19:00 - 29 June, 2018
LiYu / CYS.ASDO, © K. M. Lee
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  • Architects

  • Lead Architect

    Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Other participants

    Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang
  • Area

    500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

22:00 - 25 June, 2018
Southern Branch of Taiwan Palace Museum / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © Shawn Liu Studio
© Shawn Liu Studio

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  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 888, Gugong Boulevard, Taibao City, Chiayi County, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects

    Kris Yao
  • 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
  • Area

    38332.69 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MONARCH / Oyler Wu Collaborative

02:00 - 24 June, 2018
© Poyao Shih
© Poyao Shih

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  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 79, Section 1, Minquan East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Principal Architects

    Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu
  • Design Team

    Huy Le, Sanjay Sukie, Shouquan Sun, Yaohua Wang, Lung Chi Chang, Richard Lucero, Chris Eskew, Mike Piscitello
  • Client

    JUT land Development
  • Area

    9333.37 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Onyx Lit House / Emerge Architects

20:00 - 19 June, 2018
Onyx Lit House / Emerge Architects, Courtesy of Emerge Architects
Courtesy of Emerge Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Yilan, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Sam Yang, Ally Chang, UZ Liu
  • Participants of Project

    Yingchen Ling
  • Area

    271.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

House of Future Contemporary / Studio In2

00:00 - 13 June, 2018
© Jackal Liu
© Jackal Liu

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  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan
  • Lead Designers

    Howard Yu, William Sun
  • Area

    152.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Renovation of Chiayi Railway Station Square / Shen Ting Tseng Architects

20:00 - 12 June, 2018
Renovation of Chiayi Railway Station Square / Shen Ting Tseng Architects, Courtesy of Shen Ting Tseng architects
Courtesy of Shen Ting Tseng architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    528 Zhongshan Road, Chiayi City, West District, Taiwan
  • Lead Architect

    Shen Ting Tseng
  • Structural Engineer

    A.S Studio
  • Transportation Consultant

    JIU TAI Transportation Consultant
  • Area

    350.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Mecanoo Designs Mile-Long Green Corridor Along Former Railway Line in Taiwan

12:00 - 31 May, 2018
Mecanoo Designs Mile-Long Green Corridor Along Former Railway Line in Taiwan, Courtesy of Mecanoo Architecten
Courtesy of Mecanoo Architecten

Mecanoo has released images of their proposed Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan, set along a mile-long (1.7-kilometer) former railway line cutting through the city center. Once a valuable means of connection, the railway currently acts as a barrier due to its awkward position along a dyke, impeding circulation across the railway lines.

The Mecanoo scheme seeks to reuse the railway line to connect different parts of the city through a green corridor centered on biodiversity, cycling, and walking. Throughout the design process, Mecanoo addressed factors including urban regeneration, public participation, historic preservation, and green and water resources along the Green River waterfront.

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Mecanoo Reveals Images (And a LEGO Model) of Competition-Winning Social Housing Proposal in Taiwan

12:00 - 3 May, 2018
Mecanoo Reveals Images (And a LEGO Model) of Competition-Winning Social Housing Proposal in Taiwan, Design concept. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo
Design concept. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo

Mecanoo has released images of their competition-winning social housing proposal for the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The 234-unit-scheme embodies Mecanoo’s philosophy towards social housing, “defined by flexibility, the right balance of private and communal spaces, mixing housing types, connection with the environment and identity.” Comprised of two buildings linked by a green canopy, the scheme is designed for a variety of users, including students, young families, the elderly, or people with special needs.

Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Lego model. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Design concept. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo Lego model. Image Courtesy of Mecanoo + 13

Runway of Life / ML Architect

00:00 - 30 April, 2018
Courtesy of ML Architect
Courtesy of ML Architect

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaohsiung,Taiwan
  • Lead Architects

    Chih-Feng Lin
  • Collaborators

    Bai Guo Metal Engineering Co.,Ltd., Taie Building materials Co.,Ltd.
  • Curator at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

    Tseng Fangling
  • Area

    770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017

Ward with V dots / B+P Architects

20:00 - 24 April, 2018
Ward with V dots  / B+P Architects, © Studio Millspace
© Studio Millspace

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lane 13, Zhongshan Road, Sanxia District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Lead Architects

    Chia-Hao Tsai
  • Design Team

    Chi Chung, Yung-En Lin
  • Client

    Taiwan Corp. Sustainable Urban and Rural Care Association / oan Creative
  • Area

    151.3 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects

22:00 - 16 April, 2018
Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects, © Yu-Chen Tsao
© Yu-Chen Tsao

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Cho-Jen Huang
  • Design Team

    Wan-I Lin, Tzu-Yin Yang
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

World's Largest Single-Roof Performing Arts Center by Mecanoo Nears Completion in Taiwan

12:15 - 13 April, 2018
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Taiwan has announced the scheduled October 2018 opening of the Mecanoo-designed National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also named “Weiwuying.” The Mecanoo scheme incorporates five state-of-the-art performance spaces under a single roof which, at 35 acres (141,000 square meters), stands as the world’s largest performing arts center under one roof.

Set across a 116-acre (470,000-square-meter) subtropical park in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the scheme will occupy a former military training base, symbolizing the city’s transition from a major international harbor into a rich, diverse, cultural hub, connecting local and international artistic talent.