Titled "Taiwan Acts! Architecture in Social Dialogue," the first international exhibition themed around Taiwanese architecture curated by architects Chiu Chen-yu (裘振宇) and Wang Chun-hsiung (王俊雄) will be held in the Architekturmuseum der TU München in Germany from July 8 to Oct. 3.
This exhibition promotes international cultural interaction by presenting the uniqueness of Taiwanese architecture and the social significance. Additionally, the curatorial team joins hands with ViewSonic to create an immersive exhibition experience for viewers.
The exhibition infuses digital technology by using advanced laser projection technology to project a large-scale landscape of nearly 800 inches of Taiwan, presenting in the form of photographs, video materials, documentary interviews, and models. Visitors can feel like walking on Taiwanese streets through the VR effects.
The exhibition highlights the country’s focus on the social roles of buildings after the destruction of many structures in the September 1999 earthquake. Since then, several architectural initiatives have emerged in Taiwan, to strengthen the equality and sustainability of living conditions.
These include measures to improve urban structures, but also cultural buildings and housing in many places on the island. Projects by architects such as Atelier-3Y with architect Hsieh Ying-Chun (謝英俊), Fieldoffice Architects with Huang Sheng-yuan (黃聲遠), will be presented alongside such projects as the urban renewal of Hsinchu City and community planning projects in Keelung City.
The exhibition is the largest exhibition on this topic to date and shows a committed culture of building and planning that has emerged from an open social dialogue. It is divided into five themes and more than 100 exhibited works have been selected, spanning projects in Taiwan and other countries.
The themes include "Building for world citizens" built by Taiwanese architects Hsieh Ying-chun (謝英俊) and Chiu Chen-yu (裘振宇), "Building for local community" introduces the actual cases of community building in Hualien's Niuli community, Nantou’s Taomi community, "Building Autonomy in Architecture" conveys the ingenuity of Taiwanese architects "Living in Yilan and creating Yilan" presents the work of architect Huang Sheng-yuan (黃聲遠) created in Yilan, and "Regenerating Hsinchu" shows the efforts that the Hsinchu City Government had put into public spaces.
For more information, please visit the “Taiwan Acts!” official webpage.