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ZUO Studio uses all bamboo species of Taiwan for this seed-looking pavilion in Taichung City
Taiwan Architecture News - Jan 2, 2019 - 04:56 1625 views
Taiwanese architecture firm ZUO Studio has designed this pavilion by using all bamboo species of Taiwan that can be found in Taichung City. Named Bamboo Pavilion, the architects mixed all constructional techniques in dimension and weaving to give the pavilion a sense of timeless space that reflects consistency.
Situated on a river in the fourth area of Fengyuan Huludun Park, the pavilion, covering a 1,570-square-metre area, has been designed as an exhibition hall sponsored by Taichung Real Estate Development Association.
"Since the association is mostly composed by the greatest building construction companies, our main goal was how to combine their pure spirit with Flora Exposition, including care for physical and mental health, the devotedness in social benefit, and engineering method, with the strength and feature of the green building materials from Taiwan," said the architects.
Since the architects are much more interested in the use of different construction techniques by using local materials from the region, they wanted to design a more expressive pavilion reflecting the local culture of the city.
In accordance with the theme of Taichung World Flora Exposition-Formosa Beauty of Taiwan, the architects designed the image from Central Mountain Range, making the outlook of Bamboo Pavilion looks like a seed born from the ground surface, surrounded by water. Indoor and outdoor, connect with Mother Nature in a non-resisting way.
"The perception of the user resembles walking through a bamboo forest, which enhancing the human experience. When raising their head, they could look up to the sky above the forest-top," added the firm.
The materials used are all native species from Taiwan, Moso bamboo and Makino Bamboo from Nantou and Chiayi is the architects' first choice.
"Comparing with the space scale performance of traditional installation and bamboo art, they fully express the tenacity and constitutive property of bamboo in design. By mixing constructional dimension and weaving technics, it creates a timeless space that reflects consistency," the architects added.
When people enter in the space, they could feel the tranquil atmosphere together with the balance between architecture and nature. At the time of making architecture and building construction, we set for the coming days.
"Bamboo Pavilion is a metaphor of architecture’s footprint, like a seed has been spread and grow, symbolizing our hope and dream of future, offering a more habitable environment to our next generation."
Furthermore, to increase the usage of more sustainable building materials harmonized with the environment, and enhance the intimate relationship between human beings and nature.
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