Designed by Maxthreads. The architects want to create an unconventional and exceptional gathering space for Taichung City Cultural Centre in Taiwan
From architects: "Taichung City Cultural Center defines the northern arrival gateway to Taichung Gateway Park, providing a public hub to the overall master plan. The Taichung City Cultural Center portrays our vision as the threshold for Taichung Gateway Park. An iconic visual corridor connects local and international arrivals (Transportation Center) to the main cultural district of the city through a revived, vibrant pubic space.
The Taichung Inverted Cone; Incorporating interactive, mixed-use public spaces, recreating boundaries between each program, while defining a new typology of Library and Fine Arts Museum: ‘The Galibrary.’ The architectural expression for Taichung’s City Culture Center – Galibrary has been inspired by the uniquely beautiful mountain-scape of Taroko Gorge National Park, Taiwan. Designing from their dramatic multi-level void spaces, these landforms establish a gateway to landscape beyond. Maxthreads’ proposal, therefore, introduces a strong relationship between the exterior and interior public spaces integrating into the Taichung Gateway Park"
Project team : Max Yang, Jonathan Piper, Yusen Chou, Sarah Brown, Christine Hsu, Kris Hsu Design Area: 9.2 Acres Year: 2013 Project Status: Concept Proposal/ Competition Entry