Taipei, Taiwan: work in progress. A gigantic cube at the heart of the center offers an exclusive spiraling view of the city.
Ready for some basic geometry notions that take a plunge into the future? In
a far away land called Taiwan, three numbers make a perfect geometry figure the
protagonist of the city: 57 x 57 x 57.
Yes it is a cube. So fare we all recognize the formula, but if you try to understand how the danish architects of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) have designed on 53,000 m2 od an urban the cubic structure looks a bit more complicated. You have to think outside of the CUBE.
The so-futuristic building, to avoid if you suffer from heights and still didn’t make it to the top of the Eiffel Tower (and now it would be a bit post-modern), is called TEK, which stands for technology, entertainement, and knowledge. It mainly leads people from the street level to the roof garden thanks to ascending spirals. The important thing to note is how it’s able to host so many programs – shops, showrooms, conference rooms, offices, galleries, gardens and so on – at their best. We stand in awe.
View from the street...
The Cube from another "angle".
The rooftop garden.
The Cube at night.
The signature spirals.