10/14/2011

Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci winners of The New Taipei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition

New-Zealand-born Peter Boronski and France-born Jean-Loup Baldacci just won The New Taipei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition.
Jury members were Norihiko Dan, Julien De Smedt, Peter Cook, Gene Kwang-Yu King, Sheng-yan Huang, Chung-Twn Kuo.
The New Tapei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition © Peter Boronski and
Jean-Loup Baldacci


Their proposal can be explained as follows:
This is a soft and porous construction that lies somewhere between building and museum spaces are positioned among each other. Ground and object are disassociated. This is a place to dream…
The New Taipei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition Design Proposal
© Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci

It is completely accessible for people to walk and even ride bicycles all over. The public can easily 'take possession' of this building, even just to come and sit on the grass, enjoy the view and picnic on these huge pieces of 'ground' floating in the sky. But through various openings and glazed apertures the interiors beckon…
The New Taipei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition Design Proposal
© Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci

This is not a museum as singular object but rather a a field of overlapping volumes, surfaces that form compressing and expanding interior and exterior spaces, a quasi-urban "field" to wander on. It is more a "stream" of consciousness to dive into than a building as signature object.
It sweeps up out of the ground in a dis-array of fluid elements, curving and crossing like the waters of the converging Yingge & Dahan rivers below.
The New Taipei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition Design Proposal
© Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci

These elements are containers that struggle to contain, as they themselves slip, bulge and emerge.
Like the paths that roam over this building these elements lead away from the idea of 'object' and its correlative sanctifying, towards fields of multiple associations that are anticipative of the necessity of change. They lead to a pliable and porous organism that promotes multiple & alternative forms of thought.
The New Taipei City Museum of Arts Conceptual Design International Competition Design Proposal ©
Peter Boronski and Jean-Loup Baldacci

Together they form a place to nurture and experience the convergence and re-positioning of the endless stream of ideas and passion that is art.

Kengo Kuma is announced to be second and Frederico Soriano Pelaez third.

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