Archinect - News 2014-11-25T18:22:12-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107573506/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-is-topped-out OMA’s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out Justine Testado 2014-08-27T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:12:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sij53wzytnhzhzwq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since OMA won the competition in 2009, the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan is gradually coming to life with the recent celebration of its topping out ceremony. OMA design team leaders Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Kris Yao and Willy Yu of KRIS YAO | ARTECH, Taipei city mayor Hau Lung-pin, and other city government representatives took part in the event.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, the Center's three theaters are meant to encourage experimental theater productions, while the Public Loop invites public engagement from both inside and outside the Center.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02o791j585ags3na.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cduofsvthof8rdck.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn27ftrb1knpakyu.jpg"></p><p><strong>More photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/omas_taipei_performing_arts_center_is_topped_out/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85005/oma-to-build-taipei-performing-arts-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105576807/weekly-news-round-up-for-july-28-2014-exploding-pipelines-and-contentious-museums Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sjlbh17oilmbq9c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 1</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing&nbsp;24</a>: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-gas-blasts-likely-caused-by-faulty-pipe-1406964902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still unknown</a>, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M</a>: Michael Jackson's Disneyland-esque compound in Santa Barbara was handed back to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital in 2008, when Jackson was heavily in debt. With $5M in annual upkeep, Colony Capital is now selling the property.&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast</a>: Hirst will collaborate with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>&nbsp;on the 75-home city. Renderings are surprisingly conventional when compared to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_God" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirst's work</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 31</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a>: Unsurprisingly, it's two residential towers: with some mixed-use space on the ground floor, and 20% affordable housing. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/HTO-Architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTO Architect</a>, the buildings will have some space set asid...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24 Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing 24 Nicholas Korody 2014-08-01T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-01T14:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w9dxv38lxssjkocl.jpg" width="480" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Multiple gas pipeline explosions have killed 24 people and injured 257 others in Taiwan's second city, emergency officials said. Witnesses said Thursday's blast in Kaohsiung sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air, and entire blocks, packed with shops and apartment buildings, were set ablaze [...] The director of the Central Disaster Emergency Operation Centre, said the leaking gas had been identified as propene, meaning that the resulting fires could not be extinguished by water.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/99717974/results-of-taiwan-s-kinmen-passenger-service-terminal-competition Results of Taiwan’s Kinmen Passenger Service Terminal competition Justine Testado 2014-05-13T17:59:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:58:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/myu5y47qsquot43o.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The two-stage Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition&rlm;&lrm; in Taiwan has come to a close. Since our last update in January, five star-studded firms &mdash; who worked with local architects &mdash; were in the final round to become the master architect to design a new multi-functional terminal facility and expansion for the Port of Kinmen.</p></em><br /><br /><p>At the end of the competition, the jury awarded three prize winners and two honorable mentions:<br><br>1ST PRIZE:<strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/68391005/junya-ishigami-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junya Ishigami + Associates</a></strong> /<strong> Junya Ishigami (Japan)</strong> with <strong>Bio Architecture Formosana Architecture</strong> <strong>/ Ching-Hwa Chang (Taiwan)</strong><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/495te0misbatyio3.jpg"></p><p>2ND PRIZE: <a href="http://archinect.com/tomwiscombe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc</strong></a> / <strong>Thomas Wiscombe (USA)</strong> with <strong>Fei &amp; Cheng Associates / Philip T.C. Fei (Taiwan)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nyrbr867vr5pn7k.jpg"></p><p>3RD PRIZE: <a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lorcan O'Herlihy (LOHA) Architects</strong></a> / Lorcan O'Herlihy with<strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/16196032/eds-international-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EDS International Inc</a> / Yuan Liang Tsai </strong>(Taiwan)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bvg2fmmzlzm4xr4.jpg"></p><p>HONORABLE MENTION: <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT SLP</a> / Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain) </strong>with<strong> Shou Dong-Gang (Taiwan) </strong>and<strong> Su Mao-Pin Architect / Su Mao-Pin (Taiwan)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/433c0k17hmhlao6m.jpg"></p><p>HONORABLE MENTION: <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/33870653/josep-mi-s-mias-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josep Mias Gifre</a> (Spain) </strong>with<strong> Mias Engineering Limited (Spain) </strong>and <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/30577349/daniel-tai-architects-associate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tai Architect &amp; Associates</a> / Yu-Tse 'Daniel' Tai</strong> <strong>(Taiwan)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jm/jmsy5qm3jahi0o3d.jpg"></p><p>See more project photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_taiwans_kinmen_passenger_service_terminal_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92461305/kamjz-s-maritime-bike-terminal-entry-for-kinmen-passenger-service-center-competition KAMJZ’s Maritime & Bike Terminal entry for Kinmen Passenger Service Center competition Justine Testado 2014-01-30T15:30:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:16:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7nui9g110e4zifn.jpg" width="514" height="274" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a follow up to our latest update on the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition&rlm;&lrm; in Kinmen, Taiwan, KAMJZ from Poland shared with us their "Maritime &amp; Bike Terminal" entry. The team's proposal changes up the port terminal structure into a hybrid complex that links water system transportation and good ol' biking.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6mur6w2pbyrcryl.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e9d9zrhtindpecj.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hevna8mw4d4sjha.jpg"><br><br>Find more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kamjzs_maritime_bike_terminal_entry_for_kinmen_passenger_service_center_com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92398532/five-firms-advance-in-taiwan-s-kinmen-passenger-service-terminal-competition Five firms advance in Taiwan’s Kinmen Passenger Service Terminal competition Justine Testado 2014-01-29T20:01:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T18:17:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijtez722hv6prftz.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five firms -- which include some notable names -- are still in the running for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition&rlm;&lrm;. Hosted by Taiwan's Kinmen County Government, the winner will be master architect of a two-phase project that consists of a new multi-functional terminal facility and expansion for the Port of Kinmen.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Stage II finalists are:</p><ul><li>Josep Mias Gifre (Spain)</li><li>Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects / Lorcan O'Herlihy (USA)</li><li>Junya Ishigami + Associates (Japan)</li><li>Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. / Thomas W. Wiscombe (USA)</li><li>Miralles Tagliabue EMBT SLP / Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain)</li></ul><p>Following the Stage II submissions deadline and jury evaluations, the winning results are expected to be announced this April.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88239866/kaohsiung-port-terminal-by-reiser-umemoto-in-more-detail Kaohsiung Port Terminal by Reiser + Umemoto in more detail Justine Testado 2013-12-07T02:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-13T14:15:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y5/y5q8lx0wapk16gjn.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In our last update, Reiser + Umemoto celebrated the groundbreaking of the Kaohsiung Port Terminal in Kaohsiung, Taiwan this past November. Although there aren't any construction photos in the meantime, you can get a better look of the yet-to-be-built terminal with plenty of awesome images we recently received from the firm.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bsrqepv8d32lsb7.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/em/emfifozv9q35pdfe.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1uye68m6raoh5fkl.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erw07x7e8hq7cs68.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oyxe85wcvocev6z3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For more, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kaohsiung_port_terminal_by_reiser_umemoto_in_more_detail/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of Reiser + Umemoto.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86934207/city-of-taipei-announced-as-world-design-capital-2016 City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital 2016 Justine Testado 2013-11-19T20:32:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T20:35:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q0skedfknowm4c7.jpg" width="514" height="221" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Taipei successfully landed the bid &mdash; after being the only city to do so &mdash; in becoming the next designated city for World Design Capital 2016. The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) made the official announcement during its 28th General Assembly on Monday, Nov. 18. Previous cities who received the appointment include Torino (2008), Seoul (2010), Helsinki (2012) and the upcoming WDC in Cape Town (2014).</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78847884/city-of-taipei-takes-the-first-hurdle-towards-becoming-the-next-world-design-capital-in-2016" target="_blank">City of Taipei takes the first hurdle towards becoming the next World Design Capital in 2016</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86073205/reiser-umemoto-announces-groundbreaking-of-kaohsiung-port-terminal Reiser + Umemoto announces groundbreaking of Kaohsiung Port Terminal Justine Testado 2013-11-08T15:47:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T23:30:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbvbpbe2lw005p78.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two years of planning, Reiser + Umemoto announced the groundbreaking of the Kaohsiung Port Terminal happening this month in the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The architecture firm won the 2010 international competition to design the cruise ship terminal and port service center. Reiser + Umemoto also celebrated the groundbreaking of another major Taiwanese development they won, the Taipei Pop Music Center, on June 19, 2013.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/81603030/sanaa-wins-taichung-city-cultural-center-competition SANAA wins Taichung City Cultural Center competition Alexander Walter 2013-09-11T15:43:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:01:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jozgxz5tyfilfym7.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The highly popular Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition in Taiwan just announced its much anticipated list of winners, and it's the Pritzker Prize-winning team of Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA with local partner Ricky Liu &amp; Associates to snatch the top honors.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>SANAA's winning ensemble of playfully arranged white, translucent boxes beat out designs by the four other recently shortlisted teams including Peter Eisenman Architects, Jean-loup Baldacci, MASS STUDIES and St&uuml;cheli Architekten.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" target="_blank">here</a> to see more News posts about the Taichung City Cultural Center competition.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78847884/city-of-taipei-takes-the-first-hurdle-towards-becoming-the-next-world-design-capital-in-2016 City of Taipei takes the first hurdle towards becoming the next World Design Capital in 2016 Alexander Walter 2013-08-06T18:40:00-04:00 >2013-11-19T20:35:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yj/yjylc9eatusetpfy.jpg" width="514" height="224" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taipei has high hopes of becoming the next World Design Capital (WDC) designated city in 2016, and so far, it's looking pretty good: The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced from its Montreal headquarters today that "members of the selection committee identified the City of Taipei as the only municipality to move on to the next phase in the process towards becoming the WDC 2016."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Past cities to hold the designation include Torino (Italy) in 2008, Seoul (South Korea) in 2010 and Helsinki (Finland) in 2102 whilst preparations for Cape Town (South Africa) are underway for 2014.</p> <p> UPDATE: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86934207/city-of-taipei-announced-as-world-design-capital-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital 2016</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76828663/taichung-city-cultural-center-entry-by-oxo-architects-nicolas-laisn-architecte-urbaniste Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by OXO Architects + Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste Alexander Walter 2013-07-11T14:52:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:08:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q2f48q94k8l0qvj.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French firms OXO architects and Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Architecte Urbaniste have sent us "TCC Garden," the team's joint entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75805393/taichung-city-cultural-center-entry-by-kamjz Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by KAMJZ Alexander Walter 2013-06-24T16:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6n/6np5e6jxi1ihm6ev.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Polish architecture &amp; urban design firm KAMJZ has sent us its very intriguing entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan (previously on Bustler). The scheme is a collaborative effort together with Buro Happold.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75529554/taipei-pop-music-center-breaks-ground Taipei Pop Music Center breaks ground Archinect 2013-06-18T19:12:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T19:13:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1n/1n3ts75c5o29umyy.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC. is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the Taipei Pop Music Center an urban complex dedicated to the celebration, production and performance of Taiwan's pop music. This iconic center features a variety of performance venues including three live houses, an outdoor performance space for 3000 and the Main Hall a faceted fan shaped building with a seating capacity of 5000.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This veritable 'city of pop music' will allow for simultaneous performances ranging from large productions of internationally known artists to more intimate up-and-coming artist's shows. Up to date production facilities housed in the crystalline egg of the Industry Shell compliment those of the performance venues making this the preeminent facility in Taiwan dedicated to the music industry and its products. The History of Taiwan's music industry is celebrated in the Cube - containing the Hall of Fame, a museum of pop, research and lecture facilities. The heart of the complex is a public forum in an urban park; an outdoor performance space ringed by shopping, restaurants and caf&eacute;s.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74987265/taichung-city-cultural-center-entry-by-architecton Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Architecton Alexander Walter 2013-06-10T17:34:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:07:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ex/exes76iu0kpahy7u.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since announcing the five shortlisted finalists to Taiwan's Taichung City Cultural Center competition last week, we have been receiving a steady stream of further competition entries from around the world. Here's one from Moscow-based firm Architecton which moves the "Gate" metaphor to the core of its design concept.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74581103/taichung-city-cultural-center-entry-by-s-ri-s-et-s-ri-s Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Sériès et Sériès Alexander Walter 2013-06-04T16:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T19:07:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56bqyxuabewqmru0.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>French-Californian practice S&eacute;ri&egrave;s et S&eacute;ri&egrave;s has shared with us its entry to Taiwan's Taichung City Cultural Center competition [...]. The design team's engineering partner was Buro Happold.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74523397/taichung-city-cultural-center-entry-by-maxthreads Taichung City Cultural Center Entry by Maxthreads Alexander Walter 2013-06-03T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-09-11T15:44:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8onc0rhn56tj00u.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five teams have recently been shortlisted as stage one winners in the international architecture competition for the design of a new City Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan. Taichung, after the merger of Taichung City and Taichung County the third largest city in Taiwan, established this competition to distinguish itself from the other major Taiwanese cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The five shortlisted teams are:</em></p> <ul><li> <em>St&uuml;cheli Architekten AG</em><em> / Mathis Tinner (Switzerland)</em></li> <li> <em>MASS STUDIES / Minsuk Cho (South Korea)</em></li> <li> <em>Eisenman Architects, PC / Peter Eisenman (USA)</em></li> <li> <em>Jean-loup Baldacci (France)</em></li> <li> <em>SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima (Japan)</em></li> </ul><p> <em>The jury will announce the stage two results at the end of August.</em></p> <p> <em>Following is the entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition we have received from Scottish practice Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning.</em></p> <p> To see more Taichung City Cultural Center entries, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/307060/taichung-city-cultural-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81603030/sanaa-wins-taichung-city-cultural-center-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA wins Taichung City Cultural Center competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58231049/keelung-harbor-service-building-entry-by-par-and-s-ri-s-et-s-ri-s Keelung Harbor Service Building Entry by PAR and Sériès et Sériès Alexander Walter 2012-09-28T20:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T12:57:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tt/tte0x6qhoset0dyi.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results of the Taiwanese Keelung Harbor Service Building competition were announced a few days ago with Neil M. Denari Architects taking the First Prize [...]. Today we're very excited to also publish one of the five finalist entries, designed by LA-based Platform for Architecture + Research in collaboration with joint tenderer S&eacute;ri&egrave;s et S&eacute;ri&egrave;s. The design team's engineering partner is Buro Happold.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53821886/shortlist-revealed-for-new-keelung-harbor-service-building Shortlist Revealed for New Keelung Harbor Service Building Alexander Walter 2012-07-19T16:59:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T19:19:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c739ukja689yekn6.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international competition for the New Harbor Service Building in the major Taiwanese port city of Keelung, a shortlist of five teams has just been released. Among the nominees are well-known firms like Asymptote Architecture, Neil M. Denari Architects, and Mecanoo architecten. The international jury also included American architects Aaron Betsky and Michael Speaks. The final competition winner will be announced in September.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/43945085/google-saves-energy-by-cooling-its-buildings-with-ice Google saves energy by cooling its buildings with ice Archinect 2012-04-05T15:04:00-04:00 >2012-04-08T12:16:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwbxbhzlw8i79kq0.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google&rsquo;s new $700 million data centers in Taiwan will make ice at night, when electricity is significantly cheaper, and use it to cool the buildings during the day, reports Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge. It&rsquo;s called thermal storage, and it&rsquo;s basically a battery, but for air conditioning.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/22972325/vertical-village-exhibition-by-mvrdv-and-the-why-factory-opens-in-taipei Vertical Village Exhibition by MVRDV and The Why Factory Opens in Taipei Alexander Walter 2011-10-06T16:56:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T11:43:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/02lba8lb2iix7pln.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, MVRDV, The Why Factory and the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture opened the fourth edition of the exhibition series &ldquo;Museum of Tomorrow&rdquo; in Taipei. Under the title &ldquo;The Vertical Village&rdquo; the exhibition explores the rapid urban transformation in East Asia, the qualities of urban villages and the potential to realize this in a much denser, vertical way as a radical alternative to the identical block architecture with standard apartments and its consequences for the city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/22728083/2011-curry-stone-design-grand-prize-winner-announced-sustainable-architecture-in-post-disaster-areas 2011 Curry Stone Design Grand Prize Winner Announced Sustainable Architecture in Post-Disaster Areas Alexander Walter 2011-10-04T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-09-26T19:46:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fg/fgo3c5hm34j5pftu.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners were announced today with an official presentation ceremony to follow on November 7th at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. [...] Hsieh Ying-Chun is the Grand Prize Winner; he will receive $100,000 from the foundation with no strings attached. Hsieh is a leading Taiwanese architect who for over a decade has deployed his talents in rural areas decimated by natural disaster.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Two additional 2011 Winner Prizes, of $10,000 each, will be awarded to Atelier d&rsquo;Architecture Autog&eacute;r&eacute;e (AAA) and FrontlineSMS.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/15672934/ager-group-s-winning-kaohsiung-port-station-proposal AGER Group’s Winning Kaohsiung Port Station Proposal Alexander Walter 2011-08-03T20:01:48-04:00 >2011-08-09T14:09:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1z/1zgj77bg2mrwr5sq.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We recently published one of the two winning entries to the Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition by De Architekten Cie. Here is now also the second of two entries that managed to win the jury's highest praise, the Excellence Award, by AGER Group&rsquo;s Boston Studio.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/13369938/de-architekten-cie-wins-kaohsiung-port-station-urban-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13369938/de-architekten-cie-wins-kaohsiung-port-station-urban-design-competition De Architekten Cie. Wins Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design Competition Alexander Walter 2011-07-14T17:49:33-04:00 >2011-07-15T03:48:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wqfjfd2ynfyncu0.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amsterdam-based practice De Architekten Cie. has won the open international Kaohsiung Port Station Urban Design competition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The competition was initiated by the city government of Kaohsiung to transform the derelict site of the old railyards and port station from a barrier between two important areas of the city into a connective piece of the urban fabric.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85005/oma-to-build-taipei-performing-arts-centre OMA to Build Taipei Performing Arts Centre Alexander Walter 2009-01-27T13:19:00-05:00 >2014-08-27T20:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3i6icro6wyhy7e6.jpg" width="514" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has been awarded the first prize in the design competition to build the Taipei Performing Arts Centre. The design, led by OMA partners Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, was selected from over 135 entries from 24 countries by an international jury.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107573506/oma-s-taipei-performing-arts-center-is-topped-out" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA&rsquo;s Taipei Performing Arts Center is topped out</a></p>