sane architecture recognized for taichung city cultural center proposal
sane architecture recognized for taichung city cultural center proposal sane architecture recognized for taichung city cultural center proposal
mar 22, 2014

sane architecture recognized for taichung city cultural center proposal

sane architecture recognized for taichung city cultural center proposal
all images courtesy of sane architecture



paris-based studio sane architecture has been awarded highly commended for their proposal of the ‘taichung city cultural center’ at the 2014 MIPIM architectural review future project awards. recognized in the cultural regeneration category, the brief called for an urban space that combines a public library and municipal fine arts museum into one area, bringing art, education and recreation together. located on the northern end of taichung gateway park, the project also integrates into its surrounding landscape, becoming a key landmark and entryway for the site.


street view



proposing a lightweight structure, the key concept of the design is permeability, creating a complex urban environment that serves the museum and public library programs. offering a mix between the natural and built form, a sustainable approach has been adopted with the building able to produce electricity from the energy of the wind through the use of an invelox system, different of conventional wind turbines.

lobby and atrium



each one of the 15 vertical towers will be fitted with an omnidirectional funnel, which will capture the wind and direct it through tapering passageway, naturally accelerating its flow through the use of several venturi tubes. the individual streams of kinetic energy will then drive a single generator that is installed safely and economically at ground level.

night view




massing diagrams




functions diagram



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