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Contea di Yilan, Taiwan: Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects
Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

Taking forms from the cuesta rock formation in and around the site, the museum spaces shift in and out of the “rock”.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

This museum is adjacent to the Wushih Port, a once prosperous harbor that is now a wetland. the museum is designed to reflect the unique history, the culture, and the landscape in Lanyang.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

In addition to reconstructing the harbor’s history, the museum also introduces Yilan’s rich wetland ecology as a part of an outdoor exhibition.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

The volume’s dominant geometry is inspired by the natural Cuesta rock formation, commonly found on the coast.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

by inserting the triangular mass into the ground at an angle, the minimalist architectural geometry mimics the nearby terrain.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

The building consists of interlacing solid and glass volumes, where the solid volume is reserved for exhibition and administrative spaces and the glass volume serves as the main lobby and the restaurant area. section

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

The gaps between the volumes provide natural lighting and divisions between different functional spaces.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

The view of the Guishan Island (Turtle Mountain Island) at a distance acts as a constant reference point for visitors, as they experience the alternating inside/outside, solid/void journey through the museum.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

A range of granite and cast aluminum panels are used on the building’s exterior to represent the reef’s natural erosion process while incorporating the image of seasonal changes over the Lang Yang plain.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

These panels of varied textures and sizes translate the musical notes and the rhythmic tempos. the music we choose to represent is Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concerto.

Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects
Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects
Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects
Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects
Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects
Lanyang Museum by Artech Architects

Location: Yilan County, Taiwan Architect: Artech Architect s Project Team: Glen Lu, Hua-Yi Chang, Fei-Chun Ying, Chih-Hao Chiang, Shun-Hui Chen, Tien-Kai Yang, Chii-Chang Jong, Christina Tseng, Lei Wang, Nina Yu, Jun-Ren Chou, Tien-Yu Lo Area: 39,426 sqm Total Floor Area: 12,472.74 sqm Year: 2010 Client: Yilan County Government Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng, Chi-Yi Chang

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