suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
LINEARSCAPE: This project was submitted as a proposal to design the New Taipei City Museum of Art. The design creates a cultural campus that inspires the divergent forces of nature and urbanity, ideas and reality, and art and quotidian life to converge and dissolve into a fluid environment in which these forces become symbiotic and nourish the cultural vivacity of New Taipei City. The museum will not only connect the city and its people to art but will also serve as a bridge connecting the city and to its riverfront.
Art is a reflection of life and culture. This design strives to generate an environment where art, artists, and the people and lifestyles from whom it was inspired converge to create a forum in which to experience and contribute to the creation of art. Aside from providing many public spaces for viewing art an attempt was made to think of art as a function and echo of everyday life. To encourage this perception programmatic elements such as artist studios and residences (work and living), affordable art stores (shopping), and many restaurants (eating) have been interwoven into the program. Since art is a representation of the life of its time many opportunities have also been provided to allow visitors to watch life and art unfold. These opportunities occur throughout the project from viewing boxes in the main gallery, to watch visitors as they explore art, to a continuous glass stairwell that goes from the parking garage through the administrative tower and passes through art shopping areas, artist studios, and a restaurant.