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Let’s take a look at the architectural development in Taiwan, with the latest creation of MVRDV, which will finally be completed in 2020, in Tainan city. The project is for a wavy green roof on a market for vegetables and fruits.

The end result will combine both the market as an important food supply center and as a place for walking, meetings and communication. A great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding landscape.

The property is situated in an excellent location – between the town and the mountain, with excellent access to the public transport and the highway. This makes it accessible and equally convenient for visitors, buyers and merchants.

Although at first sight the design is simple, it combines a simple open structure and high wavy ceilings, allowing natural ventilation. Perhaps the most intriguing part of the project is the terraced green roof, offering excellent access to ground level from its eastern end. Various crops such as rice, tea, pineapples and others will be grown on each terrace. Excellent place for walks between agricultural production, combined with recreational and picnic sites.


Besides the first level, where the market and the terraced roof will be housed, there will be another plus. It’s the four-storey building, running through the base. It will include a restaurant, exhibition center, administrative offices of the market and agricultural products from the region.

Co-founder of MVRDV Winy Maas, says about the project “Tainan, in my opinion, is one of those towns, which is so beautiful to me because maybe most of its nature, agriculture fields, farms, sea, and mountains.” He also added that “Tainan Market can become a building, that symbolize this beauty as it compliments both, landscape and its surrounding environment. It is completely functional and caters to the needs for auctioning, selling and buying goods, but the terraced roof with its collection of growing products will allowing visitors to take in the landscape while escaping from bustle below.”

Architectural company: MVRDV
Photos: MVRDV

Source: Taiwan Architecture News

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