A competition that I participated in this summer with NMDA, Work-Flow: New Keelung Harbor will serve as a terminal, office building, and commercial area to Keelung City and will be known to be the “Gateway to Central Asia” when completed in 2015. It was a great experience to work with Neil Denari outside of Suprastudio, and served to be an eye opening experience that exposed me to the reality of graphic architecture.
The premise of the project is one that focuses on the water as infrastructure and the medium for which one enters Keelung City. Unlike an airport terminal, approaching New Keelung Harbor is slow and at ground level. Keeping this in mind, the decision was made to design using fuction and beauty as a catalyst to help establish the graphic nature of Keelung Harbor.
The fuction of the project focuses on a flow of work and leisure transport. These elements, while functioning separately, are connected through the mediums of architecture and design. Using the same program and interacting at various moments at each entity’s separate path, the flow of ideas and information are driving forces in the design of the new service project.
The flow of people and ideas does not fully define the parti of this project; as the public is something that defines and drives the design of the harbor front and urban conditions. Providing new opportunities for the public to discover and interact with one another is a charactersitic that defines the new design of Work-Flow: New Keelung Harbor.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Keelung, TW
Additional Credits: Neil M. Denari Architects, Nephew, Fei & Cheng Associates