Project: Taipei City Museum
Designed by OODA Office
Design Team: Diogo Brito, Rodrigo Vilas-Boas, Francisco Lencastre, Francisco Rugeroni, Bence Pap, Ines Aires, Paulo Pulido, Duarte Fontes, Francisca Lopes dos Santos, Lourenço Rodrigues, Diogo Mesquita, Mariana Cardoso
Client: New Taipei City Government
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Another outstanding proposal for the Taipei City Museum design comes from OODA Office team, creating a new-age landmark for the city was a must in creating this project.
From the Architects:
The competition intention was to create a pioneering and innovative design concept which will stand as a new-age landmark and a symbolic voice to the world of Taipei City new spirit.
The concept form proposed emerges from a big volumetric cube in confrontation with a smaller inner structure cube – hypercube – in which is applied a mathematical form that relates both. Then the big outer bisectrices clamp (as structural elements) and sucked the in between surfaces to a central point – hypercube as core.
The main museum is position above and the Children Museum of Art is located below the sheltered square that is created under the main sculptural piece. The Museum of Art itself flows on a continuous ramp between the outer skin and the hyper core cube inside all the way to the top.