the design is conceived as a continuous weave of architecture and landscape that blurs the boundary between architecture, public space and urban landscape, proposing a futuristic vision based on the east 's naturalistic philosophy. the open courtyards that connect the individual 'mountain' are integrated into a natural sequence of outdoor spaces. like the quest for a harmonic coexistence between people and nature exemplified by forbidden city and ancient chinese gardens, this project seeks greater meaning in its non-material qualities, spaces encircled with the upmost naturalistic spirit. a single tree, a patch of bamboo, or a pond become central figures of the space. this approach to sustainable development is based not on technology, but on traditional philosophy and aesthetics.
taichung convention center by MAD architects
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