Designed as a sloped rooftop park, the Taoyuan Museum of Art competitions is a winning entry by Japanese firm Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop. Interestingly, this design was competing with a proposal by leading Dutch firm MVRDV.
Located in Taiwan, the Taoyuan Museum of Art consists mainly of two buildings, while the shaded corridor and green roofs connect them together. The main space consists of permanent exhibitions, workshops, and performing art venues.
Conceived as a theme park, the Taoyuan Museum of Art design is focused on creating a sense of discovery and making the Taoyuan museum a place for entertainment. The architects also wanted to achieve continuity with the site, environment, and local community.
Responding to the surrounding environment, the significant sloped roof faces the pond and consists of fully-functional green roofs.
On the other hand, “The Hill” is more of a transitional space that features energetic activities and connects spaces together. It features terraces that show off artwork in addition to an outdoor theatre.
Another important space is the “Art Plaza”, which offers a platform for artists to put their work for sale or exhibit their artwork in exhibitions.
The Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto has founded the architectural firm Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop Co in 1973.