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Construction of MVRDV's Landscaped Food Market Begins in Taiwan

09:00 - 6 March, 2019
Construction of MVRDV's Landscaped Food Market Begins in Taiwan, The Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market elevates a prosaic part of the supply chain into a place for the public to experience food . Image © MVRDV
The Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market elevates a prosaic part of the supply chain into a place for the public to experience food . Image © MVRDV

MVRDV has broken ground on a wholesale market for fruit and vegetables in Tainan, Taiwan. Defined by a terraced, accessible green roof, the open-air market will serve as both an important hub in Taiwan’s supply chain, and a destination for meeting, socializing, and taking in views of the surrounding landscape.

Named the “Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market,” the MVRDV scheme transforms an often-prosaic aspect of the food industry into a public experience of food and nature. Located in a strategic position between the city and mountains, with good public transport links, the scheme sits at a convenient node for traders, buyers, and visitors.

The design comprises a simple open structure with high undulating ceilings that allow for natural ventilation. Image © MVRDV The design compliments the surrounding environment. Image © MVRDV The open-air market will also be an important social hub. Image © MVRDV The Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market elevates a prosaic part of the supply chain into a place for the public to experience food . Image © MVRDV + 4

Mecanoo's Kaohsiung Center Photographed Through the Lens of Sytze Boonstra

13:00 - 28 February, 2019
Mecanoo's Kaohsiung Center Photographed Through the Lens of Sytze Boonstra, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Image © Sytze Boonstra
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Image © Sytze Boonstra

Photographer Sytze Boonstra has captured the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan through a series of new images. Bringing Mecanoo's work to life, Boonstra turned his lens to the part-landscape, part-architecture building with four performance halls tucked underneath a 35-acre artificial terrain. As the largest performing-arts center under one roof, the project was made to blur the boundaries between indoors and out, solid and void.

National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Image © Sytze Boonstra National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Image © Sytze Boonstra National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Image © Sytze Boonstra National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Image © Sytze Boonstra + 23

Foster + Partners Design Open-Air Office Tower for Taipei

05:00 - 26 February, 2019
Foster + Partners Design Open-Air Office Tower for Taipei, Goldsun HQ. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Goldsun HQ. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners revealed their design for a new mixed-use office tower in Taipei. Created for the Goldsun Group, the headquarters building recently received planning approval from city councill The high-rise office block will replace the existing Goldsun factory and create a new mixed-use typology for the city. The tower was formed with a series of blocks around a central courtyard that becomes the heart of the open-air concept.

Shih Chien University Building B / Shen Ting Tseng architects

21:00 - 22 February, 2019
Shih Chien University Building B / Shen Ting Tseng architects, © Studio Millspace
© Studio Millspace

© Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace + 26

MVRDV Designs a Dual Tower Scheme with Interactive Facades for "Times Square" of Taipei

09:00 - 10 January, 2019
Distant view. Image Courtesy of MVRDV
Distant view. Image Courtesy of MVRDV

MVRDV have released images of their ambitious design for the Taipei Twin Towers, set to revitalize the central station area of the Taiwanese capital. The two towers are characterized by a “pile of blocks” that create a vertical urban neighborhood, complete with interactive media facades.

The site is currently occupied by the city’s main station, containing railway, airport lines, metro networks, and underused parks and plazas. Under the MVRDV scheme, the two towers will be built over the top of the station, offering retail, offices, two cinemas, two hotels, and the unification and redevelopment of surrounding plazas.

Aerial view. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Plaza view. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Pedestrian view. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Event view. Image Courtesy of MVRDV + 14

Construction of OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center Progresses in Taiwan

09:00 - 8 January, 2019
Construction of OMA's Taipei Performing Arts Center Progresses in Taiwan, © OMA by Chris Stowers
© OMA by Chris Stowers

New photographs have been released of OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC), as construction continues in Taiwan. Consisting of three theaters, each functioning autonomously of each other, the OMA scheme seeks to depart from the traditional consensus of performing arts centers as simply containing a large auditorium, medium-sized theater, and small-size black box.

OMA sees “no excuse for contemporary stagnation,” using the TPAC as an opportunity to experiment with the inner workings of theaters, leading to a dynamic external presence. Hence, the TPAC’s three theaters plug into a central cube combining stages, backstages, and support spaces into a single, efficient entity, allowing stages to be modified or merged for unforeseen scenarios. 

© OMA by Chris Stowers © OMA by Chris Stowers © Frans Parthesius, courtesy of OMA © Frans Parthesius, courtesy of OMA + 22

Opening Row House / Emerge Architects

23:00 - 29 December, 2018
Opening Row House / Emerge Architects, © Studio Millspace
© Studio Millspace

© Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace © Studio Millspace + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toucheng, Taiwan
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Sam Yang, Ally Chang, UZ Liu
  • Design Team

    Ying-Chen Ling, Yen-Yao Lin
  • Area

    107.51 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Hsinchu Bus Terminal / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

20:00 - 18 December, 2018
© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

© Jeffrey Cheng © Jeffrey Cheng Stair Detail. Image © Jeffrey Cheng Facade Detail. Image © Jeffrey Cheng + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hsinchu Bus Terminal, XinZhu, Taiwan
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Kris Yao
  • Project Principle

    Glen Lu
  • Design Team

    Albert Liu, Pei-Ying Jiang, Roy Sung, Jess Chi
  • Area

    1462.54 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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.

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 6

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

Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas Courtesy of Aedas + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

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

  • 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
© HighliteImages
© HighliteImages

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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
© K. M. Lee

© K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee © K. M. Lee + 30

  • 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

© KyleYu © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio © Shawn Liu Studio + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

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

  • 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

© Poyao Shih © Poyao Shih © Poyao Shih © Poyao Shih + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

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

  • 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

Courtesy of Emerge Architects Courtesy of Emerge Architects Courtesy of Emerge Architects Courtesy of Emerge Architects + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yilan, Taiwan
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

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

    Yingchen Ling
  • Area

    271.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016