Project: Taipei City Museum of Art
Designed by Meter
Design Team: Henry Buckingham, Marco Vinicio Monter
Client: New Taipei City Government
Site Area: 20,000 sqm
Project Area: 51,045 sqm
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Art by Meter joins the slew of excellent proposals for the design of Taipei City Museum of Art, they propose a massive complex of over 50,000 square meters. For more images and architects description continue after the jump:
The primary difference between the experience of the Museum and that of shopping is emphasized by the spatial contrast between the two: Where the shopping experience is characterized by openness, even light, visibility and predictability, the museum experience is defined by unexpected changes in scale, views, light, sound and the chance encounter of other museum visitors.
At specific points in the museum and shopping experiences you come into contact with the other. For the most part these points of contact don’t allow you to move between them, only to observe. It is through this mediated encounter that we seek to heighten the contrast between the two experiences.