Proposal for Taichung city cultural centre in Taiwan
As part of a competition organized by the Taichung City Government in Taiwan, the team of architects from Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning designed the Taichung City Cultural Centre with the aim of combining nature and innovative technology. The project defines the northern arrival gateway to Taichung Gateway Park, providing a public hub to the overall master plan.
An iconic visual corridor connects local and international arrivals (Transportation Centre) to the main cultural district of the city through a revived, vibrant pubic space. The vision is to create an unconventional and exceptional gathering space for visitors and inhabitants, animated by public programme.
The Taichung Inverted Cone: Incorporating interactive, mixed-use public spaces, recreating boundaries between each program, while defining a new typology of Library and Fine Arts Museum: ‘The Galibrary’. ‘ The architectural expression for Taichung’s City Culture Centre – ‘Galibrary’ has been inspired by the uniquely beautiful mountain-scape of Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan.
Maxthreads’ proposal, therefore, introduces a strong relationship between the exterior and interior public spaces integrating into the Taichung Gateway Park. The Taichung City Cultural Centre is designed thoroughly in conjunction with Taichung Gateway park, and includes the integration of culture, education, tourism, environmental conservation, carbon reduction, energy conservation and sustainability.