NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
Master planning, architectural and landscape design for a 13-acre urban botanic garden in the heart of metropolitan area. The exhibits include simulated landscapes from seven ecologically distinct parts of Taiwan. Delicate collections of unique species are located around a central water body which serves as backdrop of these abstract ecosystems. Other facilities include a 10-story-high semi open climate controlled glasshouse with a tropical rainforest collection and Amazonian aquarium; a parking garage for buses and cars and an office/lab building. All buildings are naturally ventilated. There is a central open green space surrounded by collections for more active park use.
Client: Ministry of Education, Taiwan, ROC
Landscape Architect of Record: HOH Associates, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Over Arup & Partners, New York