Taoyuan Museum of Art by MVRDV and JJP Architects & Planners

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Architecture studio MVRDV revealed a new stunning project they did in collaboration with JJP Architects & Planners, for an art museum in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The designed placed third in an international competition,and is inspired by Taoyuan’s history as the city of the peach. Take a look at the complete story after the jump.

The 29,000 m2 complex is comprised of different sections to give new value to the landscape, including a nearby river. The museum is covered in aluminum in a pinkish hue and is composed of interconnected structures shaped like peach blossoms, their petals providing shade to visitors. Cherry and peach trees dot different terraces, harkening back to the city’s origins and providing the area with color and fragrance.

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“These flower-like figures appear in the park and form a new identity for the park. A pinkish aluminum façade will be implemented throughout giving a strong and beautiful character to the site,” writes MVRDV. “The roof terraces with peach trees create overviews and add on to the green qualities of the buildings and the park.”

Find more projects by MVRDV: www.mvrdv.nl