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Green Cell: Taipei City Museum of Art

The proposal for the new Taipei Museum of Arts by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Rendering: Kengo Kuma and Associates

Kengo Kuma won the second place in the international competition for the new Taipei City Museum of Art with his “Green Cell” structure proposal.

The proposal of the Japanese architecture office of Kengo Kuma and Associates to construct the new Taipei City Museum of Art in Taipei City, Taiwan, as a “Green Cell” won the second price in an international competition: A cellular double skin structure that combines landscape and building in an iconic form.

Night view of the proposal for the new Taipei Museum of Art by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Rendering: Kengo Kuma and Associates

The building incorporates public amenities such as a park pavilion, retail, and flexible program to contribute to the building’s urban environment. The museum’s main hall connects the building’s program with a nearby train station, a cable car as well as the riverbank trail transforming the site into a dynamic hub.

The program arrangement diagram of the "Green Cell" by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Rendering: Kengo Kuma and Associates

The "Green Cell" Structure by Kengo Kuma and Associates is to connect programmatically and with the means of "in-between space" to its surrounding urban environment. Rendering: Kengo Kuma and Associates

The objectives of the a conceptual design international competition was to collect creative and visionary schemes that would create the new Taipei City Museum of Art as a modern and versatile art exhibition space. Design teams from all over the world were invited to design the museum as an artistic icon for Taipei city.

The designer were asked to propose a new positioning for “new possibilities for modern art museums, define the exhibition method, and propose new space requirement, then proceed the planning and design based on the new required spaces and design guidelines.”

The team of Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci was named the first prize winners while Kengo Kuma & Associates’s proposal was awarded the second prize. The third price went to the design proposal by the Spanish architect Federico Soriano Pelaez.

More information on the competition:

www.ntcart.com.tw

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