CICADA – Taipei City Bamboo Structure, Taiwan

CICADA Urban Acupuncture, Taiwan Bamboo Building, Taipei City Design, Image

CICADA – Urban Acupuncture, Taiwan

Taipei City Bamboo Structure – design by C-Lab, architects

20 Jan 2012

CICADA – Urban Acupuncture

Taipei City, Taiwan

Design: Casagrande Laboratory

CICADA – Urban Acupuncture

The Cicada is an open form based organic space inside the mechanical reality of Taipei City. The simple bamboo structure reaches a 12 meter span with 8 meter height and is 34 meters long in total. The construction method is local knowledge from South China and Taiwan. By time the structure will be covered with vines, which seem to explode from the ground. The urbanized river basin of Taipei is extremely fertile.

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Cicada is breaking the industrial surface of modern Taipei and is reaching the original ground, from which the wines are growing. These creepers may eventually even stop the urban machine. The spot of Cicada is punctual manipulation aiming to tune the city towards an organic machine, the third generation city.

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Cicada is a refuge from the hectic rhythm of the surrounding city and the space is used for concerts, poetry reading, small raves, workshops and university symposiums. The program is relaxed and often spontaneous. Cicada is a public sphere for Taipei citizens to hang around. There is a public fire-place, cave-man style.

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Taipei City Bamboo Structure – Building Information

Architect:
Marco Casagrande

Project Managers:
Delphine, Peng Hsiao-Ting / JUT Group
Nikita Wu / C-LAB

Casagrande Laboratory for Cicada:
Frank Chen, Yu-Chen Chiu, Shreya Nagrath, Arijit Sen

Location: Taipei City, Taiwan
Measures: 34 m long, 12 m wide, 8 m high
Interior space: 270 m2
Materials: bamboo, broken concrete, broken glass, steel, earth, creapers
Completed: 2011

Photos: AdDa

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CICADA – Urban Acupuncture Taipei City images / information from Casagrande Laboratory

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Another bamboo structure design by C-lab on e-architect:

Bug Dome, Shenzhen – Hong Kong Biennale
Bug Dome
photo © Marco Casagrande
Bamboo Building

Designs by C-Laboratory in Taiwan – Selection:

Treasure Hill, Taipei City
Treasure Hill Taiwan
picture from architect
Treasure Hill Taipei

C-LAB
Treasure Hill
picture from architect

C-Laboratory is a Finland-based research – design & build co-operative of architects, artists and social scientists working freely in-between architecture and other disciplines of art and science within then general framework of built human environment. We realize ultra-ruins, cross-over architecture and finally the Third Generation City.

Also by C-Laboratory in Taiwan:

Chen House
Chen House
photo : AdDa
Chen House

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