kengo kuma + associates: new taipei city museum of art
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oct 19, 2011
kengo kuma + associates: new taipei city museum of art

‘new taipei city museum of art’ by kengo kuma + associates, taipei, taiwan
images courtesy new taipei city museum of art

the ‘green cell’ proposal by japanese architect kengo kuma of tokyo-based kengo kuma + associates has placed second
in the international competition for the new taipei city museum of art for taipei city, taiwan. an undulating double skin
generates the iconic form which radiates in a waving manner into the encompassing urbanscape. a main hall connects
the museum’s program with a nearby train station, cable car, riverbank trail transforming the site into a dynamic hub.
the addition incorporates public amenities such as a park pavilion, retail, and flexible program to contribute to the city’s
established context.

car and bus stop area

the main hall serves as a communications hub, becoming a lively central space for workshops, exhibitions,
gathering and events. merging public and private areas creates the desired informal experience with art
and artists. the exterior skin touches down to the ground plane generating ‘in-between spaces’ which are
integrated throughout the galleries to moderate the region’s climate. the sprawling canopy plays an important
role in the masterplan’s sustainability as the steel mesh of the structural framework is capped with diverse
elements including EFTE cushions, LEDs, ventilation louvers, solar panels and green roof.

view from front path

big hall

in between space

lecture hall

night view

roof canopy detail

site plan

floor plan / level 0



program arrangement diagram

wall section

air control system diagram

hybrid ventilation cooling system diagram

site analysis and connections diagram

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