ZUO studio has created a ‘Bamboo Pavilion’ exhibition hall in Taichung, which is known as the industrial city of Taiwan. It is created as a ‘Taichung World Flora Exposition’ to showcase the natural beauty of Taiwan. Local crafts and materials have been used to create this bamboo pavilion.
The consistent developments in the construction industry are rapidly transforming the look of the city. ZUO studio constructs the pavilion in collaboration with Taichung real estate development association. The canopy offers a more liveable environment to the coming generation and encourages the use of more sustainable building materials.
The design of pavilion draws influences from the images of Taiwan’s central mountain range. It seems like a body of land surrounded by water. From the interior, the dweller may feel like walking through a bamboo jungle.
The woven textures and the skylight holes allow the natural sunlight to pass through. Only local materials such as Makino bamboo and Moso bamboo have been used to create this gleaming pavilion. The massive project highlights the tenacity of the natural stuff.
The inhabitant can notice a perfect balance between nature and architecture while entering the pavilion. It provides a peaceful atmosphere. It is created to emphasize the relationship of an object with the ground and to represent a seed which has been germinated and started growing.
Architecture Firm: ZUO studio
Construction Site: Taichung City, Taiwan
Area: 1570.0 m2
Design Team: Amelie Chuang, Rex Chen, Heidi Wong, Alvaro Miñé Caloto
Photography: Shih-Hong, Yang
Project Year: 2018