MVRDV: the vertical village exhibition in taipei
MVRDV: the vertical village exhibition in taipei MVRDV: the vertical village exhibition in taipei
oct 06, 2011

MVRDV: the vertical village exhibition in taipei

‘the vertical village’ by MVRDV + the why factory chung shan creative hub, taipei, taiwan october 8th 2011 until january 8th 2012

investigating evolution display image courtesy MVRDV

dutch practice MVRDV in collaboration with global think tank, the why factory and JUT foundation for arts and architecture has produced ‘the vertical village‘, an exhibition which explores and analyzes the rapid urban transformation occurring in east asia. the qualities of villages within cities are assessed throughout the galleries while presenting the possibility of denser living. a myriad of models placed within a structured grid arrangement demonstrate the flexibility of the proposed block-like structures. positioned within taipei’s chung shan creative hub, a six meter tall installation of a hypothetical configuration has been constructed in addition to gallery spaces with the opportunity for visitors to build their own house using parametric software.

6 meter tall installation of a vertical village images courtesy chung shan creative hub

giant towers have pervaded central districts, emerging as the best solution to exponential population growth. the negative effects of these behemoths is the eradication of small scale, traditional houses, although benefits have included an affordable alternative and an increase in socially connected communities. the featured alternative is a hybrid creation featuring unique individual residences within a framework to support a vertical matrix of homes.

the death and life of the urban village gallery image courtesy MVRDV

five villages image courtesy MVRDV

exhibit depicting a dream image courtesy MVRDV

detail image courtesy MVRDV

google search corridor image courtesy MVRDV

introverted circular display showing the properties of communities image courtesy MVRDV

interior of circular display image courtesy MVRDV

‘a day in the life’ projection gallery image courtesy MVRDV

housemaker gallery image courtesy MVRDV

event logo image courtesy MVRDV

  • The concept seems very cluttered. very. like a heap of randomly piled plastics (ugh don’t want to say it, but it’s like a pile of garbage).
    Maybe there is some method to the madness but I am not digging it at all. Maybe just the conceptual models.

    Calvin says:
  • conceptually its great, and as an exhibition it works really well, but as a practical building solution I dont think so

    xtiaan says:

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