riken yamamoto & field shop: sloped rooftop park for taoyuan museum of art in taiwan

riken yamamoto & field shop: sloped rooftop park for taoyuan museum of art in taiwan

riken yamamoto and field shop’s winning project for the taoyuan museum of art in taiwan comprises two buildings with functional green inclined roofs connected with a corridor raised above the ground. each of the three parts of the structure corresponds to its own function and is an independent entertainment space. the scheme held of competition from MVRDV, whose pink-tinged design placed third.



the architects aimed at creating a place for entertainment, such as a theme park, where every visit leads to new discoveries. the inclined roof was designed to create a continuity with its environment, both with the local community and the pond park the building faces.

main entrance view from the sports park station



the museum is divided into three parts: ‘the cube’, which contains permanent exhibition and collections; ‘the in-between’, hosting installations, performing art, and workshops; ‘the hill’, a place of attraction and connection between various activities and places. in the hill, there are white cubic terraces/pavilions that display artworks and an outside theater. an inclined lift is implemented to connect the spaces.

the art plaza can host many activities, which will be a strong attraction for visitors



as there are performances located at the art plaza and rich nature at the blue pond park, bleachers are provided for the visitors. also, the boxes as multipurpose space for commercial and exhibition provide space for artists to sell their works and hold exhibitions.

the relationship between the residential community and the museum will continue to develop. this community will be transformed into an artist village in the future



video by riken yamamoto & field shop

third-floor foyer, multifunctional space as a civic plaza




project info:


name: taoyuan museum of art

location: taoyuan, taiwan

year: 2018

area: 29,000 sqm

program:  museum and cultural institution

budget: undisclosed

design: riken yamamoto & field shop

design team: koji toki, taiga kasai, jun teraoka, kazumi masaki, alex chiu chun chan, aehyang chong, zili wang, takeshi omori, coline mauroy, naoka okada, ryuji muta

partners; co-architects: joe shih architects

urban design:thrartech

engineering: ove arup & partners japan limited

consultants: nagata acoustics, izumi okayasu lightning design


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