2019 winners

Forest BIG
by Divooe Zein Architects

Highly commended: Rebirth project of the year 2019: The Forest BIG is a mesh-covered educational events space located in a wooded area of the Shangri-La Park in Miaoli, Taiwan, where a theme park once existed.

Previously an abandoned house, the building now accommodates a kitchen space, workshops and classrooms. The netting also forms a 300-metre-long looping corridor surrounding the building, which forms a ring-shaped gallery and provides a soft boundary for the project. Divooe Zein Architects created the space to encourage interaction with nature. An installation-like arrangement of rocks provides a focal point in the centre of the space, alongside outdoor classrooms, garden spaces and a pond.

Architect: Divooe Zein Architects
Project: The Forest BIG
Highly commended for: Rebirth project
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