exploded axon

Site:    Nan Tou, Taiwan
Type:    Memorial, landscape design, and urban design
Scale:   11,000 sq.m.
Design:   2004
Design Team:   Liu Yuyang, Shin Hae Won, Larry Tsoi, Tynnon Chow, Ronan Collins, Yvonne Lo, Gigi Wong

To commemorate the traumatic earthquake in Central Taiwan and its post-quake reconstruction, the design drew inspiration from both the visible and invisible remains of the site: empty plateaus, retaining walls, hidden fault line, resilient trees. The project consists of three inter-dependent elements: the ground, the canopy, and the campus, from which the scheme develops into a series of commemorative performance spaces and a meaningful urban space. The project won the second prize in this international competition.