Second prize winning vision for the Urban Redevelopment Project at Tainan.
Designed by Maxthreads, their strategy attempts to contribute to Taiwan’s economic diversification from its current infrastructure lead planning system.
Tainan main station master plan is imagined as a cultural based community and nature intervention, with sustainable residential development and the potential for natural habitat areas.
It aims to be a cultural and vibrant edutainment intervention as well as a secluded haven of peace and tranquillity.
Tainan main station is conceived as a new gateway of Taiwan’s history. The proposal aims to reconcile community and biodiversity.
It will act as an eco-transitional urban device, transferring and linking the diversity of the surrounding urban districts and programmes.
The concept behind the master plan proposal derives from the area’s original function as transportation node.
The proposal will maintain the areas historical identity, whilst providing a boundary free and a self-sufficient urban planning, incorporating a number of sustainability systems.
Location: Tainan, Taiwan Architects: Maxthreads Project Team: Max Yang, David Millar, Samya Kako Competition Organizers: Bureau of Development Tainan City Government, Taiwan (R.O.C.) & INTA (International Urban Development Association) Prize: Second Prize