no, they need to pick more top notch foreign designers for projects. taiwan needs an infusion of talent who have fresh ideas, creativity, technology and innovation to help improve the country's architecture.thanks for posting!
i hope with this project, as well as the hsr station, it becomes more of a habit to pick Kris Yao for designing projects in Taiwan. All of his works are the best representation of local culture
It's too bad Predock backed out of the project. It would have been an architectural jewel had it been built.
Open competition. When a foreign architectural firm beats out a local firm it signifies the skill level is not up to par. It's always been the case for the last 7 years. So the more competition the better the architectural quality.no, they need to pick more top notch foreign designers for projects. taiwan needs an infusion of talent who have fresh ideas, creativity, technology and innovation to help improve the country's architecture.
Thanks for the clarification. Normally intervention by the client is acceptable, but to the extent of completely neutering the original design and endlessly delaying the project.....it's definitely dysfunctional.he didnt voluntarily "back out" of the project. more like "forced out". it was good 'ol taiwan bureaucracy that killed his design. taiwanese politicians kept stalling and changing the project scope and reducing the budget. also the area was flooded from a typhoon or something and it took a long while to clean it up.
If a local firm beats out foreign firms with a better design proposal, then good for Taiwan (a sign of improvement).
This is why I added to my existing post that I believe Yao's design was not the winning proposal. If it's an international competition, then the winner=best proposal applies. Your point stems from the kind of contracting the government in the past typically pursues, the type not opened for international competition. This was the reason Taoyuan's T2 was poor in architectural quality (the winning bid was won by a domestic engineering firm for god sakes).not necessarily. often times local firms win out because of bias or bribery or plain politics. taiwan is renowned to be overly restrictive and protective of it's construction/architecture industry. countries like s. korea and china often times seek to hire top notch foreign architectural firms because they know they are the best. look at all their national projects - airports, supertalls, convention centers, olympic venues, national museums, aerotropolises, etc. most are designed by the cesar pelli, skidmore owings merrill, i.m. pei, zaha hadid, etc of the world. most of taiwan's mega projects are designed by locals and it's definitely not because local talent is better as we see.
The problem with Predock's proposal is that only looks great from the air in that picture, but from ground level, depending on how visible the glass obelisk is, the building has the risk of look like nothing more than a looming brutalisk structure with a barely visible glass tip.Yao's design does not blend in with the theme. They are displaying Ancient Chinese Artifacts (treasures) in a Library/museum like structure. The other one definitely looks better