The open-air market will not only be an important hub for Tainan’s food supply chain, but also a place for the public to meet, socialize, and relax
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm that just announced its plan for the Twin Towers in Taipei last year, revealed its new project in Taiwan Wednesday, which is an open-air produce market with a gigantic green canopy in a suburb of Tainan City.
After six years of planning and preliminary preparation, the construction of the new Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market began last year following a groundbreaking ceremony in December, but little had been known about the details of the construction until the architecture firm made the announcement this week.
“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”, said Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV.
“Tainan Market can become a building that symbolizes 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 its terraced roof with its collection of growing products will allow visitors to take in the landscape while escaping from bustle below,” added Maas. [FULL STORY]