BIG: m = distance I m2 = area I m3 = space
Technology + Entertainment + Knowledge = TEK
TEK3 = Space for Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge
The Technology Entertainment & Knowledge Center – aka TEK Taipei – is a dense urban block of all kinds of activities related to contemporary technology and media.
The cube = TEK3
The spiraling street of media programs is consolidated in to a 57x57x57 m3 cube of program permeated by a public trajectory of people life.
The cube is finished in concrete lamellas serving as solar shading as well as public access. The lamellas recede inwards forming a generous public staircase allowing the public to walk into the façade and all the way to the roof.
TEK Taipei will consolidate exhibition spaces, showrooms, retail space, a market place and hotel, offices and conference rooms all related to media in a single superfunctional entity. At the heart of the institution, a big public auditorium will host product presentations, program launches, movie previews and gaming tournaments as well as the biannual TEK Taipei as the reoccurring anchor event for the whole complex.
TEK3 contains an almost urban mix of programs with no obvious hierarchy. We propose to organize the shops and showrooms, offices and hotel rooms, conference rooms and exhibition spaces, restaurants and galleries along an internal extension of the pedestrian street to the south.
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Cat Huang
Team: Alysen Hiller, Xi Chen, Espen Vik, Johan Cool, Xu Li, Gaetan Brunet
client Taiwan Land Development Corporation
consultants Realities United, Arup