Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Taipei Performing Arts Center Proposal: Ordinary, This Isn't

"NL architects: TPAC - taipei performing art center proposal"
design boom (March 2, 2009)

"NL architects have designed the taipei performing arts center aiming to make
the building accessible to everybody. the public character of the center is guaranteed
by the elevation of a substantial part of its program, creating a public square underneath it. as such the square becomes part of the building inside of it....

As you can see, from the absence of capital letters - except for the firm's name - design boom is very artistic and aesthetically sensitive.

They also, to my relief, give a pretty good description of the Taipei performing arts center, along with a profusion of photos, diagrams, and side views (they may be cross sections). This is an innovative design, probably somewhat practical, and - if it's built - will probably be the subject of rave reviews: Both for and against.


Brigid said...

Good heavens, it looks like a cross between a salt lick and a lego set gone mad.

legbamel said...

I'm definitely in the "for" camp - I like the combination of open space and density. The only thing I don't like is that escalator on the left side - it looks tacked-on. Otherwise, I think it's a very striking design (in a good way).

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...


Legos without colors. Of course, these are just renderings. There's a thought.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...


As a sculpture, it's marvelous. I'm not sure about escalator you mentioned - I see what you mean, though.

As for practicality - well, that would be a great 'extra,' I suppose.

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