The proposal for the Taichung city cultural center is to create a gradient urban limit in which two programs join together over the main perspective axes, creating a 200m door for the Taichung Getaway Park. The door will allow visitors to experience the project’s mass scatter away over their heads. A gradual introduction into the green lung of Taichung where all the built elements dissolving nature takes over.
Walking through the Door into the plaza, visitors will come across the two lobbies, the gift shops and book stores as well as the refreshment area where they will be able to appreciate the view of the Getaway Park and the Taiwan Tower. The perspective of the passage through the door is aligned with the Parks fulcrum and the clean air area. The plaza’s opening will also welcome crowds coming from the Convention and exhibition center.
These visitors will experience a feeling contrary to those coming from the Park Avenue2, in which the boxes of the two programs will appear through the tree tops and the flourishing nature. The Library will be located on the west side of the building site. A10 m spacing on the side and its scattering will prevent the vis-à-vis with Convention and Exhibition Center.
The East side of the site will host the heavier elements of the museum in order to reduce the noise coming from the wave-making pool. The ground-floor pavement of the plaza continues the scattering of the building creating green beds and ventilation holes for the parking topped with vegetation that will filter the air coming from below.
A major flower bed drawn in the shape of the XX will commemorate Taiwan’s national day. One public car-parking (1000 car-parking places) for non-low carbon vehicles situated in the basement will serve both the museum and the library. The basement will accommodate both the archives and the museum’s loading areas.
Design: MenoMenoPiu Architects & Atelier Castro Denissof
Team: Mario Emanuele Salini, Rocco Valantines, Alessandro Balducci, Paolo Carignano, Alice Lunardon, Angelo Balducci, Max Castro. Zinedine Bekkar