Tainan Axis

Groundbreaking ceremony for Tainan Axis by MVRDV




Tainan Axis
Photo Courtesy of MVRDV

The Mayor of Tainan, William Lai, together with the Urban Development Bureau of Tainan City Government, the Urbanists Collaborative and LLJ Architects officially marked the start of construction for Tainan Axis. This moment signals the next step for the project seeking to transform the site of the former China-Town Mall into a green corridor with public interventions along Haian Road.

Tainan Axis
Image © MVRDV

Hanian Road is a lively and social gathering spot in the city due to its numerous offerings of outdoor seating, and several blocks of bars and restaurants. The transformation of China-Town plaza and its perpendicular axis on Haian Road, which together form the T-axis, aims to re-establish the waterfront connection that has been lost and provide an important stimulus to the redevelopment of the neighbourhood by encouraging residents and visitors to use public spaces.

Tainan Axis
Image © MVRDV

A new public square with a lush, green lagoon, dunes and playgrounds will be flanked by commercial units such as retail kiosks, a tourist info point, tea house and art gallery. Haian Road is a lively and social gathering spot in the city due to its numerous offerings of outdoor seating, and several blocks of bars and restaurants.

Tainan Axis
Image © MVRDV

The transformation of China-Town plaza and its perpendicular axis on Haian Road, which together form the T-axis, aims to re-establish the waterfront connection that has been lost, and provide an important stimulus to the redevelopment of the neighborhood by encouraging residents and visitors to use of public spaces. A new public square with a lush, green lagoon, dunes and playgrounds will be flanked by commercial units such as retail kiosks, a tourist info point, tea house and art gallery. Source by MVRDV

Tainan Axis
Image © MVRDV
  • Location: Tainan, Taiwan
  • Architect: MVRDV
  • Project Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Jeroen Zuidgeest, Hui-Hsin Liao, Ángel Sánchez Navarro and Stephan Boon
  • Partners: Urban Planners: The Urbanists Collaborative, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Local Architect: LLJ Architects, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Landscape Designers: Progressive Environmental Inc., Taipei Taiwan
  • Structure Design: Urban Sculptor, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Traffic Engineers: THI Consultants Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
  • MEP: Songsing Engineering Consultants Inc., Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: Tainan City Government
  • Programme: Transformation of 5.46 ha into public space
  • Year: 2017
  • Images: Aplus Digital Technology Co.,, Courtesy of MVRDV

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