Green Gateway

The latest from Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning, this proposal for the Taichung City Cultural Center serves as a cultural hub for visitors, locals, major community gatherings, tourism, and events. An expression of the city’s appreciation for the outdoors, the open architecture and green areas make it an intersection of nature and innovative tech.

Taichung City Cultural Center defines the northern arrival gateway to Taichung Gateway Park, providing a public hub to the overall master plan. The Taichung City Cultural Center portrays our vision as the threshold for Taichung Gateway Park. An iconic visual corridor connects local and international arrivals (Transportation Center) to the main cultural district of the city through a revived, vibrant public space. 

The Taichung Inverted Cone:Incorporating interactive, mixed-use public spaces, recreating boundaries between each program, while defining a new typology of Library and Fine Arts Museum: ‘The Galibrary.’ The architectural expression for Taichung’s City Culture Center – Galibrary has been inspired by the uniquely beautiful mountain-scape of Taroko Gorge National Park, Taiwan. 

Designing from their dramatic multi-level void spaces, these landforms establish a gateway to landscape beyond. Maxthreads’ proposal, therefore, introduces a strong relationship between the exterior and interior public spaces integrating into the Taichung Gateway Park.

The Taichung City Cultural Center is designed thoroughly in conjunction with Taichung Gateway park, and includes the integration of culture, education, tourism, environmental conservation, carbon reduction, energy conservation and sustainability.

Designer: Maxthreads