kengo kuma + associates: new taipei city museum of art kengo kuma + associates: new taipei city museum of art
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

section

elevation

program arrangement diagram

wall section

air control system diagram

hybrid ventilation cooling system diagram

site analysis and connections diagram

  • now architects pay more and more attention to the environment and the fusion is a kind of trend and is also a kind of sad .sad want to use a building to create and alternative in people’s mind is not natural .nature of this era of against how architectural style can let people from loneliness inner atmosphere freed, this will be the next to a master of Christmas.

    tangtang says:
  • Thanks, tangtang. This clarifies everything for me.

    bettybeast says:
  • Ahhh tang tang has a point. Christmas be freed from the fusion environment. And attention be paid to lonriness. Nature be the green sad alternative to the architects mind.;-)

    Icclearynow says:
  • Ahhh tang tang has a point. Christmas be freed from the fusion environment. And attention be paid to lonriness. Nature be the green sad alternative to the architects mind.;-)

    Icclearynow says:
  • Spectacular looking design. Isn’t it a bit problematic to have vegetation between 2 walls? Looks like a large maintenance/cleaning outlay. I would like to apply for the concession selling neck plasters, the overhead LED screens look like they have a lot of potential.

    greg zurbay says:

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