1. ArchDaily
  2. Tainan

Tainan: The Latest Architecture and News

Tainan Spring / MVRDV

© Daria Scagliola© Daria Scagliola© Daria Scagliola© Daria Scagliola+ 23

West Central District, Taiwan (ROC)
  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

IN/House / Fieldevo Design Studio

Courtesy of Fieldevo Design StudioCourtesy of Fieldevo Design StudioCourtesy of Fieldevo Design StudioCourtesy of Fieldevo Design Studio+ 27

National Museum of Prehistory / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

© Yueh-Lun Tsai© Shawn Liu Studio© Shawn Liu Studio© Shawn Liu Studio+ 28

  • Architects: KRIS YAO | ARTECH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  18700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AAI Aluminium, Jin Hua Chen, Sheng Fung Int.

Construction of MVRDV's Landscaped Food Market Begins in Taiwan

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 © MVRDVThe design compliments the surrounding environment. Image © MVRDVThe open-air market will also be an important social hub. Image © MVRDVThe 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

BAF win National Library Tainan, Taiwan

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

Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects

© Yu-Chen Tsao© Yu-Chen Tsao© Yu-Chen Tsao© Yu-Chen Tsao+ 31

  • Architects: J.R Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  130
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: ArtBrick, Ksprojeto Lighting Design, Tong-An aluminium doors & windows Co

HIIHUB / HII Architects

© MD Pursuit
© MD Pursuit

© MD Pursuit© MD Pursuit© MD Pursuit© MD Pursuit+ 19

  • Architects: HII Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  364
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Street Canvas II / TA architect

1F service point with pool. Image © Tung Yuh Kuanview. Image © Tung Yuh Kuanview. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan1F cafe. Image © Tung Yuh Kuan+ 34

  • Architects: TA architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  192
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: FORMOSA SHINN YUAN ALUMINIUM, SHINE-LIFE ENTERPRISE

The Triangular Sky Cafe / J.R Architects

© Tsao Yu-Chen© Tsao Yu-Chen© Tsao Yu-Chen© Tsao Yu-Chen+ 30

  • Architects: J.R Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Floating Veranda / TA architect

© Tung Yuh Kuan© Tung Yuh Kuan© Tung Yuh Kuan© Tung Yuh Kuan+ 31

  • Architects: TA architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2254
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Huang Long, Nengtyi

Call for Proposals: Greater Tainan Expo Center (2017)

All local and international elite are cordially invited to participate in the International Design Competition of the Greater Tainan Expo Center and to witness this critical moment of Tainan’s industry transformation! It is a turnkey project and the estimated construction cost is NTD 1.795 billion. It is expected to generate maximum economic benefits by establishing a platform and media for industrial development to promote the growth of business and trade, to boost industrial development and area transformation as well as to deepen the advantage of industrial specialty and brand value.

The Site of Last Longer Project / J.R Architects

© Yu-Chen,Tsao© Yu-Chen,Tsao© Yu-Chen,Tsao© Yu-Chen,Tsao+ 45

  • Architects: J.R Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  113
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

A Eulogy to the Sunlight / YU YA CHING Interior Design

Courtesy of YU YA CHING Interior DesignCourtesy of YU YA CHING Interior DesignCourtesy of YU YA CHING Interior DesignCourtesy of YU YA CHING Interior Design+ 24

Tainan Tung-Men Holiness Church / MAYU architects+

© Shawn Liu Studio© Shawn Liu Studio© Shawn Liu Studio© Shawn Liu Studio+ 28

  • Architects: MAYU architects+
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1240
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Forbo Flooring Systems, Rak ceramics, Shiang Ye Industrial Co, Taiwan Glass, Yuangee Industrial

The Bridge / HAO Design

© Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese © Hey! Cheese + 46

  • Interior Designers: HAO Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  785
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ccity Industrial, Grand Kitchen

MVRDV Designs Y-Shaped House with Rooftop Pool in Taiwan

MVRDV, working with co-architects KAI Architects, has designed a new Y-shaped residence in Northeast Tainan, Taiwan. Known appropriately as Y House, the 330 square meter (3,552 square foot) villa will become a standout addition to a new residential development aimed at becoming a weekend retreat for city workers.

Courtesy of MVRDVCourtesy of MVRDVCourtesy of MVRDVCourtesy of MVRDV+ 9

Empty Oil Cans May Not Be the Reason for Tainan Building Collapse

With a death toll that may exceed 100, the unfortunate collapse of the 17-story Weiguan Jinlong (Golden Dragon) apartment complex in Tainan this past Saturday has caused some major confusion. As the BBC reports, the 200-unit building, built in 1983 by a construction company that has since gone out of business, crumbled after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake while surrounding buildings remained unscathed. Though some are suspicious of the use of empty oil cans as fillers in the concrete pillars, structural engineers do not believe that to be the cause. The building is under investigation for "shoddy construction." Its developer (Lin Ming-hui) has been detained on charges of negligence leading to death.

Call for Entries: Tainan Public Library Design Competition

The Tainan City Government in Taiwan has launched an international design competition for its Tainan Public Library Project, a key factor in the cultural development of Tainan.