Taiwan Might Get a Completely Pink Museum Park Inspired by Peach Tree Blossoms

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV, in collaboration with JJP Architects & Planners, have unveiled their stunning vision for a new art museum in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Placing third in an international competition, the design was inspired by Taoyuan's history as the “city of the peach.”

In over 29,000 square meters (300,000 square feet), the sprawling complex is comprised of different sections to give new value to the landscape, including a nearby river. The museum, covered in a pink-hued aluminum, is composed of interconnected structures shaped like peach blossoms, their petals providing shade to visitors. Cherry and peach trees dot different terraces, harkening back to the city's origins and providing the area with color and fragrance.

“These flower-like figures appear in the park and form a new identity for the park. A pinkish aluminum façade will be implemented throughout giving a strong and beautiful character to the site,” writes MVRDV. “The roof terraces with peach trees create overviews and add on to the green qualities of the buildings and the park.”

Project partners TOPOTEK1, who created the landscape design, have taken Taoyuan's proximity to the ocean to heart, creating space for water features to cool visitors in the warm summer months and provide moments of relaxation in a lush setting filled with plant life. “Taoyuan Museum of Art and its surrounding landscape becomes a true cultural destination with a park that turns the area into a kind of cherry room for the city.”

While we won't get to see the real-life version of the museum just yet, the project renderings have us wishing that more museums adopted colorful exteriors. Just looking at the pink-tinged environment has us dreaming of peach and cherry blossoms.

The design for a new art museum and cultural center in Taoyuan, Taiwan is inspired by the city's historic connection to the peach tree.

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

Interconnected museum buildings are designed with petal shapes that recall peach and cherry blossoms.

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

The museum's interiors are filled with oversize sculpture.

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

Taoyuan Museum of Art - MVRDV and JJP Architects

Take a virtual tour through the project, which placed third in an international competition.

MVRDV: Website | Facebook
JJP Architects & Planners: Website
h/t: [designboom]

All images via MVRDV and JJP Architects & Planners.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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