OODA from Portugal has received a merit award for their proposal for the ‘New Taipei City Museum of Art International Competition’ located in Taipei, Taiwan. The intention of the initiative was to produce a landmark building for the people of the urban center which pioneers an innovative design concept.
This form consists of two hypercubes; a 90 degree angled cube suspended within a larger contorted volumetric box.
The museum’s galleries are located along a continuous perimeter ramp which spirals upwards through the shifting interior space around the art resource center.
Integrated solar panels, and operable windows allowing ventilation through atrium spaces.
The central glass curvature creates room for water storage, integrated solar panels and functional ventilating windows. The museum design also leaves ample space for forestation. Approximately 750 – 1250 different kinds of trees will be planted in the areas right next to the building.