TEK by BIG

TEK by BIG

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group have designed a technology centre for Taipei, Taiwan, comprising a cube-shaped structure with round voids cut from its volume. 

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Called TEK (Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge Centre), holes in the structure will create a spiral within the volume, forming access routes from street level into the building and up to its roof.

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The building will be made up of concrete lamellas, an arrangement of stacked thin plates, that will recede in the centre and function as a staircase where the holes have been cut into the structure.

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These stepped areas can also provide informal seating areas for visitors.

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The centre will comprise exhibition spaces, showrooms, an auditorium, restaurants and galleries, which will be organised around the central spiral.

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Retail spaces, a hotel and offices will also be incorporated.

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Here's some more information from the architects:


TEK - Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge Center Taipei
The Technology Entertainment & Knowledge Center – aka TEK Taipei – is a dense urban block of all kinds of activities related to contemporary technology and media.

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The cube = TEK3
The spiraling street of media programs is consolidated in to a 57x57x57 m3 cube of program permeated by a public trajectory of people life.

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The cube is finished in concrete lamellas serving as solar shading as well as public access.

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The lamellas recede inwards forming a generous public staircase allowing the public to walk into the façade and all the way to the roof.

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TEK Taipei will consolidate exhibition spaces, showrooms, retail space, a market place and hotel, offices and conference rooms all related to media in a single superfunctional entity.

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At the heart of the institution, a big public auditorium will host product presentations, program launches, movie previews and gaming tournaments as well as the biannual TEK Taipei as the reoccurring anchor event for the whole complex.

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TEK3 contains an almost urban mix of programs with no obvious hierarchy.

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We propose to organize the shops and showrooms, offices and hotel rooms, conference rooms and exhibition spaces, restaurants and galleries along an internal extension of the pedestrian street to the south.

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ProJect TEK - Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge Center Taipei

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client Taiwan Land Development Corporation

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consultants Realities United, Arup

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size 53.000m2

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location Taipei, Taiwan

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m = distance I m2 = area I m3 = space

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Technology + Entertainment + Knowledge = TEK

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TEK3 = Space for Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge

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Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange

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Project Leader: Cat Huang

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Team: Alysen Hiller, Xi Chen, Espen Vik, Johan Cool, Xu Li, Gaetan Brunet

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