influx_studio: spiral garden museum
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aug 25, 2011
influx_studio: spiral garden museum

‘spiral garden museum’ by influx_studio in new taipei city, taiwan
all images courtesy influx_studio

paris-based practice influx_studio has shared with us images of ‘spiral garden museum’,
their entry into the design competition for the new taipei city museum in the capital of taiwan.
seeking to create an iconic structure that will define the current cultural identity of the city,
the proposal utilizes a spiralling, cork-screw form that is outfitted with a continuous walkway,
inviting visitors to experience the art as as well as the surrounding landscape of the park.

view of spiral garden

using the circulation of the people as a focal point of the design, the museum was conceived
as a natural extension of the park’s pathways. a spiral ramp scales up the museum’s facade
to eventually lead to an outdoor art terrace on the roof level. set at a maximum inclination of 4%,
the circular route integrates a garden strip that further extends the natural elements of the park
into the architecture. a 360 degree view of the landscape is established throughout the circuit
of the green way.

sky art terrace

the ascending spiral garden organizes vertically the internal exhibition space and the structure
of the museum, providing both internal and external access to a number of programs.
a system of vertical mobile and pliable lamellas enable maximum flexibility of the exhibit rooms,
allowing a wide variety of installations and exhibition layouts.

view of commercial area

children’s exhibit

contemporary art exhibit

night view

conceptual diagram
(left) guggenheim museum
(right) spiral garden museum

schematic diagram

diagram showing landscape elements

sustainability diagram

exploded axonometric

rendered site plan

floor plan / level 0 / entrance to art museum

floor plan / level +3.50m / entrance to children’s museum

floor plans



artist intervention on facade

project info:

client: new taipei city government
site area: 20,000 m2
project area: 51,045 m2

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