”ARTSCAPE,” continues the exploration of the firm’s signature ECONIC design approach, creating ecological icons around the globe.
HWKN used the opportunity with their submission for the International Competition for the New Taipei City Museum of Art to continue the exploration of ECONIC design ideas. ECONIC (Ecological + Icon) is the belief that architectural forms can excite people about a sustainable lifestyle by bringing nature back into their lives through new architectural arrangements. Artscape is defined by a giant artificial landscape, sliced and subdivided by a series of chasms, which draws users deep into the museum itself and produces a series of surprising moments throughout the museum. Artscape is hybrid of an urban environment, a landscape, and a building. This combination lets people flow freely between a variety of exhibitions and environments, making art accessible to all.
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