Taichung City Cultural Center

Taichung
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Visualization © Stücheli Architekten
Visualization © Stücheli Architekten
Visualization © Stücheli Architekten
Visualization © Stücheli Architekten
Visualization © Stücheli Architekten
Architects
Stücheli Architekten
Year
2013
Cost
1M - 100M
Stories
5-20 Stories

The new cultural centre for the city of Taichung in the west of Taiwan combines the library and the museum of art in a precisely set rectangular volume. Its simplicity stands in contrast to its diverse surroundings. The two institutions complement each other in the interior as a sequence of rooms in a double helix. A public experience path running along the inside of the façade connects the uses of the museum in a continuous movement. The visitors walk around the entire building once during their visit. Interaction areas create public space on the museum route. The connection to the library in the covered inner courtyard forms the second strand of the double helix. The library's reading rooms alternate with the open spaces of the museum. The two uses merge together in the entrance area on the second storey. With its impressive form, the building marks the entrance to the new Gateway Park. On the ground floor, the volume opens up and interlaces exterior and interior into a single protected public space. By expanding the square towards the new convention centre in the north and the Life of Pi Pool in the south, the existing and future civic structures are given the appropriate emphasis.

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