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'Swallow's Nest' competition entry for Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan released by Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Vincent Callebaut Architectures has shared their competition entry for the Taichung City Cultural Center/Public Library and Fine Arts Museum. The twisting, sculptural form, reminiscent if Bjarke Ingels Group’s Astana National Library, encompasses 62,720 sq m and is a bold submission for a competition run by the Taichung City Government.
Entitled ‘Swallow’s Nest’, the concept design is based on the Mobius ring and creates an ‘endless patio’ for the display and enjoyment of public art. Of the twirling form the team explains: “The project develops itself under the shape of a three-dimensional Mobius ring that extrudes its triangular section around an elliptic path.
“This organic building is thus created by the simple repetition of a standardised section that turns eighty times clockwise by 4.5 degrees to make a full revolution of 360 degree