Greater Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) has temporarily pulled the plug on the ambitious Taiwan Tower project, citing concerns over safety and its costs, which have ballooned from NT$8 billion (US$253.5 million) to NT$15 billion. [...]
Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, who won an international competition in 2011 to draw up plans for the building, Taiwan Tower’s ornate steel structure was inspired by the trunk of a banyan tree. — taipeitimes.com
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. — bustler.net
According to OMA, 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.Here's a glimpse of the project:More photos and details on Bustler.Previously: OMA to Build Taipei...
Friday, August 1Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing 24: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is still unknown, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M: Michael...
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. — Al Jazeera
The two-stage Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition in Taiwan has come to a close. Since our last update in January, five star-studded firms — who worked with local architects — 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. — bustler.net
At the end of the competition, the jury awarded three prize winners and two honorable mentions:1ST PRIZE: Junya Ishigami + Associates / Junya Ishigami (Japan) with Bio Architecture Formosana Architecture / Ching-Hwa Chang (Taiwan)2ND PRIZE: Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc / Thomas Wiscombe (USA)...
As a follow up to our latest update on the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition in Kinmen, Taiwan, KAMJZ from Poland shared with us their "Maritime & 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. — bustler.net
Five firms -- which include some notable names -- are still in the running for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition.
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. — bustler.net
The Stage II finalists are:Josep Mias Gifre (Spain)Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects / Lorcan O'Herlihy (USA)Junya Ishigami + Associates (Japan)Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. / Thomas W. Wiscombe (USA)Miralles Tagliabue EMBT SLP / Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain)Following the Stage II submissions deadline...
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. — bustler.net
The City of Taipei successfully landed the bid — after being the only city to do so — 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). — bustler.net
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. — bustler.net
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 & Associates to snatch the top honors. — bustler.net
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 Stücheli Architekten. Click here to see more News posts about the Taichung City Cultural...
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." — bustler.net
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. UPDATE: City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital 2016
French firms OXO architects and Nicolas Laisné Architecte Urbaniste have sent us "TCC Garden," the team's joint entry to the Taichung City Cultural Center competition in Taiwan — bustler.net
Polish architecture & 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. — bustler.net
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.
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...
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