ma2: new taipei city art museum
ma2: new taipei city art museum
sep 03, 2011

ma2: new taipei city art museum

‘new taipei city museum of art’ by ma2, taipei, taiwan all images courtesy ma2

american designer michael arellanes II has submitted a proposal for the ‘new taipei city museum of art’ design competition to be located south of taipei city, taiwan. harmonizing to form fluid patterns, this collection of dynamic components and membranes assemble to create multifunctional surfaces and structures. using air and water as a visual point of departure, the facade contains layers for thermal ambience and energy within the triangular and octagonal framework.

ma2: new taipei city art museum view from the north

as one enters into the main lobby, the structural steel and glass encompasses a full building height atrium filled with natural daylight and efficient ventilation through the external skin. open escalators and bridges bringing together and connect the diverse program of galleries, café, bookstore, theater, and urban resonance. as one proceeds to the higher levels, there are curved walls which direct the circulation path and allow the viewer to discover the complexity of the structure and displayed art. a crystalline exhibition hall is constructed by poly-valiant structures for creating an intense space of activity. a bridge intended for exhibits utilizes filtered light to illuminate galleries and sculpture along a dynamic path.

ma2: new taipei city art museum aerial perspective

ma2: new taipei city art museum entrance

ma2: new taipei city art museum cafe

ma2: new taipei city art museum interior promenade

ma2: new taipei city art museum site plan

ma2: new taipei city art museum floor plan / level 2

ma2: new taipei city art museum elevation

ma2: new taipei city art museum


designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.

  • i think the 1st comment is sarcasm…

    i think this be vulgar

    larry miller
  • good grief. just nasty. techolamania.

  • when i should tell my feeling, seems more like a vision of kind of nightmare than archtiketure design.
    looks like to building is eating the persons.
    Well the rendering is some how over effected is not possible to realize the shape propper…

    ” well looks like a spaceship after the warp tunnel jump
    that has been deformed by trispatial phase drifting
    happend when the flux compensator is offline “!

  • i actually really dislike these rendering. these spaces are depressing and not meant for humans. where is the life?

  • To much STAR TREK style… think easy!

  • how build, how maintain

  • These renderings are AWESOME


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