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Greenlight Manor / Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute

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Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC)

Floating Veranda / TA architect

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  • Architects: TA architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2254
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

MVRDV's Tainan Axis Starts Construction in Taiwan

This week a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Tainan Axis, a project by MVRDV, and local architects The Urbanist Collaborative and LLJ Architects that is set to offer the Taiwanese city a revitalized plaza and green corridor. William Lai, the Mayor of Tainan, joined the Urban Development Bureau of Tainan City and the local architects to mark the beginning of construction.

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MVRDV Wins Competition to Build An Urban Lagoon in Taiwan

Courtesy of MVRDV. Image © APLUS CG
Courtesy of MVRDV. Image © APLUS CG

MVRDV, working alongside The Urbanist Collective and LLJ Architects, has been selected in a competition to transform downtown Tainan in Taiwan with their design for new green corridor and urban lagoon connecting the city to its waterfront. Transforming the area of Tainan known as the T-axis, the design will see the city's Haian Road turned into a public park and connected to the city's canal by demolishing the existing China-Town Mall, a commercial structure built alongside the canal in 1983 and described by MVRDV as a "rotten tooth of downtown Tainan."

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Shigeru Ban to Construct Tainan Museum of Fine Arts

Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban has won an international competition to design the future Tainan Museum of Fine Arts. With an agenda to promote arts culture and tourism in Taiwan’s cultural capital, the museum will foster the research of arts, literature and history, while exhibiting local talent.

Cascading volumes featuring an auditorium, classrooms and exhibition galleries will be capped with a pentagonal roof canopy and softened with lush terraces and landscaping. An outdoor sculpture park and public recreation area will allow the museum’s inner contents to bleed into its surroundings and activate the city. 

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Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

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  • Architects: TSDesign
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  132
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

House in Tainan / FCHY Architect Lab

© Yang Hsiu Chuan© Yang Hsiu Chuan© Yang Hsiu Chuan© Yang Hsiu Chuan+ 23

Tainan City, Taiwan (ROC)
  • Architects: FCHY Architect Lab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011