Taichung City Government
Calligraphy, this ancient art of transformation of clear and precise geometric shapes and lines into letters and art through the conscious and elegant use of the brush, intervenes to transform the raw material of human understanding to written language and art.We decided to design the two buildings together in such a way that written knowledge and art are nested to each other, appreciated and experienced through the programmatic fluid space of a path of knowledge.It all starts with the geometrical simplicity and formal rigor of the Library. Indeed, a Library is about knowledge. And knowledge requires rigor, while art appeals to both the intellect and the emotions. A Library is about its books and the people reading them, about book stacks and reading rooms. For us a Library is also a place of experimentation and fluidity, in the same way that knowledge is fluid and always changing. On the other hand, the storage of books needs to be efficient and to have the potential of expansion in the future, while access to the books needs to be immediate and multiple.