Shigeru Ban’s design wins Tainan Museum of Fine Arts competition

The museum will be a new centerpiece for Taiwanese art.

September 16, 2014 |
Renderings and photos courtesy of Shigeru Ban Architects

ArchDaily reports that the design by Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban won an international competition for the future design of Tainan Museum of Fine Arts.

Tainan is the cultural capital of Taiwan, and, according to Archdaily, the museum aims to promote arts culture and tourism while fostering research of arts, literature, and history. The museum will also exhibit local talent.

The design involves cascading volumes with an auditorium, classrooms and exhibition galleries capped with a pentagonal roof canopy.

Lush terraces and landscaping softens the structure, and green spaces are planned to share space with other structural elements underneath the canopy, which is made by criss-crossing materials on top of each other, letting sunlight shine through the gaps.


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