Kaohsiung Library Competition – Mak Architects

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Taiwanese Architecture Competition – Entry by Mak Architects

24 Mar 2011

Kaohsiung Library Competition Proposal

Design: Mak Architects Inc.

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Mak Architects, Inc. based in USA teamed up with three local Taiwanese firms, P.S Chen Partners, Yu-I Lu Architects, and Steven CF Chang Architects for the Kaohsiung Library Competition.

The aim of the proposed 38,000 sqm library was to unite the urban aspects of the city with its surrounding natural character. The library responds to its surroundings by facing famous Shou Mountain and Kaohsiung harbor to the northwest, and also connecting the multi-level public spaces to the green belt of Sin Guang Boulevard.

The public spaces of the library consist of an amphitheater plaza, a bookstore along the promenade and a roof top garden. The structural facade of the main library not only derives from the indigenous bamboo baskets but also represents the industrial engineering know how of the city.

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Kaohsiung Library Competition – Building Information

Project Title: Kaohsiung Library Competition
Client: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Architect: Mak Architects Inc.
Gross Floor area: 38,000 sqm
Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Status: 3rd place
Collaborators: P.S Chen Partners, Yu-I Lu Architects, and Steven CF Chang Architects

Mak Architects Inc. are led by Lei-Hoo Mak, AIA, and based in St. Louis, MO, USA.

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