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PTA Submission for the Taipei Performing Art Center International Competition
A fluid building which responds to its place / people in creating a new artistic paradigm. The building is alive, the centre piece of the rejuvenation of the cultural arts transcending age / gender / race / religion.
Sited in the ancient riverbed of the Keelung River, the dynamic morphosis of the buildings form / skin reflects the fluidity of the forgotten river.
Through ebbs / flows the building welcomes / accepts the movement of people / ideas. The skin reveals the frozen elements of cultural significance, glimpsing the many programmed theatres / retail / cultural precincts.
The building fabric is alive. The external façade is flexible responding to environmental / cultural / seasonal change. The composition of synthetic translucent rubber and fibre glass fabric ribbons stretch / dilate / contract to reveal / conceal the frozen form within.
The alive skin allows environmental control of daylight / sunshade / ventilation / access / interaction. The form can adapt instantaneously to shape the environment of those within. It transcends form / time to adapt to an evolving cultural history.
Now in its eleventh year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact with a space.