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TEK “The Technology Entertainment and Knowledge Center” in Taipei

TEK cube building in Taiwan by BIG architects

The TEK “Technology Entertainment and Knowledge Center” – aka TEK Taipei – is a dense urban block of all kinds of activities related to contemporary technology and media.

The cube = TEK3
m = distance I m2 = area I m3 = space
Technology + Entertainment + Knowledge = TEK
TEK3 = Space for Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge

TEK cube building in taiwan/ big architects

The spiraling street of media programs is consolidated in to a 57×57×57 m3 cube of program permeated by a public trajectory of people life.

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The TEK cube is finished in concrete lamellas serving as solar shading as well as public access. The lamellas recede inwards forming a generous public staircase allowing the public to walk into the façade and all the way to the roof.

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TEK by BIG

TEK Taipei will consolidate exhibition spaces, showrooms, retail space, a market place and hotel, offices and conference rooms all related to media in a single superfunctional entity. At the heart of the institution, a big public auditorium will host product presentations, program launches, movie previews and gaming tournaments as well as the biannual TEK Taipei as the reoccurring anchor event for the whole complex.

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TEK3 contains an almost urban mix of programs with no obvious hierarchy. We propose to organize the shops and showrooms, offices and hotel rooms, conference rooms and exhibition spaces, restaurants and galleries along an internal extension of the pedestrian street to the south.

Project Info:

Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
Project Leader: Cat Huang
Team: Allyson Hiller, Xi Chen, Esben Vik, Johan Cool, Xu Li, Gaeton Brunet
client Taiwan Land Development Corporation
consultants Realities United, Arup

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