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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

TEK Cube Building in Taipei, Taiwan by BIG Architects

 
June 28th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BIG Architects

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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  • Architects: BIG Architects
  • Project: TEK – Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge Center Taipei
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: Taiwan Land Development Corporation
  • Consultants: Realities United, Arup
  • Size: 53.000m2
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
  • Project Leader: Cat Huang
  • Team: Allyson Hiller, Xi Chen, Esben Vik, Johan Cool, Xu Li, Gaeton Brunet

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What is TEK3?

m = distance   |   m2 = area   |   m3 = space
Technology + Entertainment + Knowledge = TEK
TEK3 = Space for Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge

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