Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) and Carlo Ratti Architects win design competition for new Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A collaboration between Taiwan’s Bio-architecture Formosana (BAF) and Italy’s Carlo Ratti Associati won the international design competition for the southern branch of the Taiwan National Library and Repository in Tainan City (臺南市) on Sept. 15.
The design is based around the idea of a library being beyond a “public monument” and rather an open environment of “rooms of knowledge,” according to BAF.
The new library is commissioned by the National Central Library (國家圖書館) and is comprised of a library, book museum, and a joint archives center. As part of the archives center, a digital preservation center will preserve Taiwan’s valuable academic materials, reported Blouin Artinfo.
The location of the library will be in Tainan’s Xinying District (新營區), on a currently undeveloped suburban plot. [FULL STORY]