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Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop wins Taoyuan Museum of Art competition with giant sloped green roof
Taiwan Architecture News - Mar 22, 2018 - 09:30 20701 views
Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto's firm Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, in collaboration with Joe Shih Architects, has won the Taoyuan Museum of Art competition with its sloped green roof that features protruding white cubic volumes, aiming to display artworks and outside theatre.
Video by Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
The building, which will act as a symbolic gateway and cultural hub in the heart of the city, is designed by using surprising schemes and zig-zagging roads where every lead turns into a new discovery and experience.
Called The Hill, the building is mainly comprised of three main spaces: the mega cube, situated under the green roof, will house permanent exhibition and collections, the "in-between space" will host installations, performing art, and workshops.
The roof, the main part of of the building, will be an interactive space which can be activated by visitors and activities. The inclined green roof features skylights, holes and the main road that take walk the visitors for a walk throughout the roof. The white cubic boxes will act as pavilions to display artworks. The lifts will be implemented to connect the spaces.
An art plaza and outdoor theatre provide a special space for different types of performances which will be able to be watched over the roof and the lake. The white boxes will also be used by artists to sell and display their products.
The architects said: "we 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."
The architects hope that the museum will activate its surrounding residential community and create new demand for artists' residences and shops, as the scheme introduces new urban grid for the future development.
In this competition, MVRDV has received the 3rd prize and the firm recently unveiled its competition proposal with flower-like structures, turning the city into a "cherry room".
All images courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop