TAICHUNG MUSEUM AND LIBRARY COMPETITION
Taichung’s museum and library is a soaring gesture, it alludes to Taichung’s booming future, it is a gateway to a visionary master planned metropolis where an airport is transformed into a centralized park. We have gathered our inspiration for our project from Taiwan’s people and its land - the beauty of converging forms. The building is composed of two forms; the museum and the library, they are locked in a dance, creating a framed entrance to Gateway Park. The museum, is a giant cantilevering projection clad in Taiwan’s own granite, its heaviness is contrasted by its transparent underbelly and slits of light. The museum space is exposed to the ground level, revealing its internal layering it also provides views from the museum to landscaped areas below.