2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

• June 30, 2012

Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning recently won second prize in International Urban Design Competition – Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area, Taiwan.

Maxthreads TMS 10 600x383 2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

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Maxthreads TMS 01 600x350 2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

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Maxthreads TMS 02 600x350 2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

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The vision responds to the extending aim of positioning Taiwan in general, and Tainan city in particular, as a major historical based tourism destination, contributing Taiwan’s economic diversification from its current infrastructure lead planning system.

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Tainan main station master plan is imagined as a cultural based community and nature intervention, with sustainable residential development and the potential for natural habitat areas. It aims to be a cultural and vibrant edutainment intervention as well as a secluded haven of peace and tranquillity. Tainan main station is conceived as a new gateway of Taiwan’s history.

Maxthreads TMS 09 600x350 2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

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The proposal aims to reconcile community and biodiversity. It will act as an eco-transitional urban device, transferring and linking the diversity of the surrounding urban districts and programmes. The concept behind the master plan proposal derives from the area’s original function as transportation node. The proposal will maintain the areas historical identity, whilst providing a boundary free and a self-sufficient urban planning, incorporating a number of sustainability systems.

Maxthreads TMS Masterplan 600x424 2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

Master plan, courtesy Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

Maxthreads TMS Sustainability System Canopy Typologies Diagram 600x432 2nd prize for Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area \ Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning

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+ Project facts

Proposal For: International Urban Design Competition – Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan Main Station Area, Taiwan
Competition Organizers: Bureau of Development Tainan City Government, Taiwan (R.O.C.) & INTA (International Urban Development Association).
Company Name: Maxthreads Architectural Design and Planning
Project Title: Eco-Transitional Urbanism
Prize: Second Prize
Project Team: Max Yang, David Millar, Samya Kako

+ About Maxthreads

Maxthreads is a conceptualist architectural design office with a reputation in approaching design within ingenuity and individuality. Inspired by the local culture and environment, Maxthreads exploratory architectural design approach transforms spaces into successful and sustainable artscapes.

We devoted to the creation of innovative and challenging idea, Design Principal Max Yang leads a team of talented designers from across the world. The name, Maxthreads. A whimsical reference to how the conceptual and physical relationship comes interconnected in reflection to the architectural design. Also represents the collaborative and cohesive approach the designers take to deliver projects. Art and landscape are inextricably intertwined and as a consequence spaces evolve that are emotionally rich with their own personal narratives.

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