Asia Museum of Modern Art

Asia Museum of Modern Art by Tadao Ando




Asia Museum of Modern ArtAsia Museum of Modern Art held its grand opening on Oct. 24 2013. Asia Modern was designed by Tadao Ando, governed by six experts in the field of exposed concrete, and took 500 million and six-and-a-half years to complete.
Asia Museum of Modern ArtMr. Ando revealed in his speech given at the ceremony that constructing a triangular structure like that of the museum is extremely difficult, but now he felt relieved after receiving President Ma’s compliment on the museum.

Asia Museum of Modern Art
Photo: Tom Hsu

“Large-scale constructions can make a city grow bigger, but arts and culture can make a city become greater,” said Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou after visiting Asia Modern.

Asia Museum of Modern Art
Photo: Tom Hsu

He believed that Asia Modern not only serves as a university museum, but also represents a landmark of the Taichung City, marking a significant milestone in the history of Taiwan.

Asia Museum of Modern Art
Photo: Tom Hsu

The new three-storey, triangular-structured museum, affiliated with the existing Asia University in Taichung’s Wufeng district, is Ando’s first building in Taiwan and his first ever design for a museum located on a university campus.
Asia Museum of Modern ArtLocation: Taichung, Taiwan
Architect: Tadao Ando
Year: 2013
Source: Asia university
Photo: Tom Hsu, Asia Museum of Modern Art

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