TAICHUNG, TAIWAN | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION | 2011
Design team leader at Landworks Studio
The proposal seeks to build an iconic image for Gateway Park through the weaving of contextual alignments: celestial, regional and arboreal. Pulse Park expands the notion of a park beyond local amenity and regional identity by bringing together disparate energies, systems, resources, and activities into a “pulsating” stream. The Celestial Common becomes a primeval junction -- the 440-meter diameter lens draws energy from the sun and links the park to Taichung’s regional watershed and local transportation system. Originating from the Common, a shuttle system distributes “pulses” of activity to an arboreal forest and Landform Pods, relating the grand scale of the Nexus to the fine grained frequency of the Taiwanese landscape.