For every innovative concept, a marvelous imagination is required. James Law has stunned people with his exceptional vision of an art museum, where artists can display their art to a larger audience. Designed for Taiwan City, the building features a few unique shapeless and flexible spaces to foster easy communication and movement.
The unique structure of the building contains all three states of matter, i.e. solid, liquid and gas. This cubical shaped building measures 77 meters in height, length and width and contains 11 floors. Situated in New Taipei City, near the southern tip Yingee district, the fabulous building has three zones, the contemporary museum, the children museum & the library and administration area. Visitors can access any zone through 2/F lobby. The 3/F contemporary museum and special exhibits can be accessed through the northern portion, while the southern portion gives access to the basement library, administration offices and the children museum.
The design contains RC walls at the edge of the building and the balls are fixed on the walls to give protective shield and make it waterproof. The space between the 2.5m deep trusses or balls allow the natural light and ventilation to ensure sustainability. The northern and southern part shall be blistering in the sunlight as compared to other parts of the museum. There will be thermal ease in partially open area, thanks to the cross ventilation of the air or the stack effect caused by light in the middle of the building. Moreover, the building gathers rain water for flushing, irrigation, etc.
To enhance energy performance and ventilation, PV lamp posts and wind turbines are placed around the building. And cold water is moved across pipes, embedded within the walls, to reduce the heat.