MAD architects: taichung convention center



taichung convention center by MAD architects
all images courtesy MAD architects

beijing based MAD architects have sent us in images of their latest project the
taichung convention center, their first project in taiwan.

the design is conceived as a continuous weave of architecture and landscape that blurs
the boundary between architecture, public space and urban landscape, proposing a futuristic
vision based on the east ‘s naturalistic philosophy. the open courtyards that connect the individual
‘mountain’ are integrated into a natural sequence of outdoor spaces. like the quest for a harmonic
coexistence between people and nature exemplified by forbidden city and ancient chinese gardens,
this project seeks greater meaning in its non-material qualities, spaces encircled with the upmost
naturalistic spirit. a single tree, a patch of bamboo, or a pond become central figures of the space.
this approach to sustainable development is based not on technology, but on traditional philosophy
and aesthetics.

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