shigeru ban tainan museum of fine arts competition designboom
japanese architect shigeru ban has been awarded first prize in an international competition to design and construct the tainan museum of fine arts. the project, which will promote the development of taiwan’s emerging cultural significance, serves as a platform to encourage research and understanding on the themes of art, literature and history.

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the project serves as a platform to encourage research and understanding
all images courtesy of shigeru ban architects

 

 

ban’s design comprises a series of assorted volumes stacked beneath a pentagonal roof canopy. the staggered program then cascades across the site, forming the museum’s landscaping and establishing engaging spatial relationships that define the winning scheme.

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the winning design features a series of assorted volumes stacked beneath a pentagonal roof canopy

 

 

an emphasis is placed on educational facilities, with a 350 seat auditorium accompanied by classrooms of various sizes, while the surrounding landscape boasts an external sculpture park that serves as an extension of internal gallery space. alongside public areas of recreation, the institution features green initiatives intended to ensure that the project is as sustainable as possible.

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the scheme’s brightly lit central atrium

shigeru ban tainan museum of fine arts competition designboom
the surrounding area will also be redeveloped as part of the project