MUSEUM OF MODERN ART / NEW TAIPEI, TAIWAN
City's identity is in the mixture, accumulation, piles of street-hustle transformed into shapes. We used a metaphor of 'the parrot' as its identity's translation into colorful, happy, vivid, joyful space . . . . . The mimic of its flight is in the concept of antigravity, therefore cantilevers with its frozen movement effect. The result is conceptually vertical museum with huge horizontal surfaces.
City is all about ceramics, so we used it for the façade creating various tiles; a pattern of repetitive birds-like shapes; a patchwork that gives unique aesthetics from its detail to the global effect; also, whole city works on building its museum . . . . . Further development of this detail should give us many sustainable-facade effects . . . . . Functionally, the museum is divided into areas so that each box represents another function, although, altogether it is mixed vertically with public spaces. Similar nuances of colors should facilitate its lecture. Terraces are used not only as belvedere or upper garden, but also as an outdoor open-gallery space, a playfield, a park; each covered by other forms providing protection from various weather conditions. With its verdure, it gives a sensation of colorful flower pots mixed together.
Structural system is a 'stressed-skin' construction, derived from industrial aeronautical materials, to provide the global form with enough structural strength to support the dramatic cantilevers; sort of a regular 'meshwork' that is assembled around a concrete spine which provides a global stability.