An idea for the design, came with a first look at the Yingge river and the river terrace. The missing link was the bird. The unique bird, just as the crane is, as a symbol of longevity. The crane in the nest looks as a guardian of the art treasure. The project designs name came from the fact that cranes occasionally lands on the Taiwan Island, as a vagrant.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The architecture of the The New Taipei City Museum of Art - designed by Aleksandar Rudnik Milanovic as a crane bird in the nest at the river terrace, could easily be understood from a distance, and it is equally impressive from any points of the park by the Yingge river. The form of the museum was freeze unfettered minimalistic well balanced move of the crane, his wings as an exhibition space, and his head as an restaurant looking toward to the river. He has just landed on the river terrace, passionately waiting to be a host for art lovers.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The atrium, designed as birds lungs is the focal point of the internal communications. Fresh air and sunlight, goes through the atrium into the interior of the museum. Exhibit spaces were designed under the right main and all the other spaces under the left wing of the crane . The art themed restaurant was placed in the highest point of the building, the cranes head . From that level , the guests could enjoy in the unique view of the city center of Taipei in vicinity.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The design of this project started in 2011. for Taipei, Taiwan.
The project was redesigned in 2013.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The main concrete core, lungs of the crane with structural steel frame, in combination with the polymer material that was used for the design of the facade, become an adequate association for the white crane feathers . Organic geometry of the building, results in unique earthquake proof system. Recycled materials, energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling, as well as recycled storm water from green and solar roof, could play a large role in energy saving concepts of this building.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Plot area: 5000 sqm Total built-up area: 22.000,00 sqm
Height to Architectural Top: 42m Number of Floors Above Ground: 6
The vagrant, Cranes nest, The New Taipei City Museum of Art,Guardian of the art treasure, Cranes head art themed restaurant
Research was directed in two different ways. One was gathering information about the cranes, their anatomy and the details about their habits in the nature environment. And the other one was a detailed analysis of the museum needs that depends on the good communication especially with a position of the storage level. The result was an independent functionality for all the necessary spaces and in the same time their functionality as unique museum objects.
The first challenge in designing process was finding the focal point for the buildings spine the main concrete constructive element in location who also has a role to provide the escape in case of fire or other emergency. When that point was specified, the development of the other part of the museum then began to fit in proposed measures. The second challenge was establishing the connection between stability, functionality and the beauty of the nature, into one bulding structure.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Aleksandar Rudnik Milanovic
Aleksandar Rudnik Milanovic, 2013.