Taichung Gateway Park

Taichung Gateway Park

LANDWORKS STUDIO INC. | TAICHUNG, TAIWAN | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION | 2011

The proposal seeks to build an iconic image for Gateway Park
through the weaving of contextual alignments: celestial, regional
and arboreal. Pulse Park expands the notion of a park beyond
local amenity and regional identity by bringing together disparate
energies, systems, resources, and activities into a “pulsating”
stream. The Celestial Common becomes a primeval junction
-- the 440-meter diameter lens draws energy from the sun
and links the park to Taichung’s regional watershed and local
transportation system. Originating from the Common, a shuttle
system distributes “pulses” of activity to an arboreal forest and
Landform Pods, relating the grand scale of the Nexus to the fi ne
grained frequency of the Taiwanese landscape. 

Celestial Common

Celestial Common

Concept design sketch. 

Parti Diagrams

Parti Diagrams

Parti Diagrams

Parti Diagrams

Transportation Infrastructure Diagram

Transportation Infrastructure Diagram

Aerial Park Rendering

Aerial Park Rendering

Landform Pods

Landform Pods

Landform pods are sculpted interruptions in the otherwise fl at landscape where circulation is bundled and recreational activity is intensified.

The Celestial Commons

The Celestial Commons

Night gazing, night markets, and concerts will animate the surface of the Celestial Common. A shallow Pond, fed by both storm water and recycled park water, sits at the bottom of the basin and reflects the night sky.