Tornado

Competition entry for a performing arts center in Taipei.
Margus in collaboration with Visiondivision, www.visiondivision.com 1.jpgThis is a powerful energy generating machine on the outside with a sensual, organic inside that transcends the visitors from the bustling city to a serene world of the performing arts. 2.jpg3.jpgOne of the positive aspects of raising the building is that it creates a generous public space around it. The square slopes gently towards the entrance, surrounded by pearls, the visitors descends fadingly into the building like entering an ocean.4.jpg
A great spiral of pearls is the main focal point of the entrance hall, you can either take the elevator through it or the ramp around it, by foot or with the VIP Train of pearls, taking you all the way into the Grand Theatre.5.jpgThe Grand theatre is embedded in pearls, creating a elegant and modern experience for the audience. The semi-transparent pearls are lit from behind and dim the light, creating a glowing sensation. Depending on the performance, the ambience can be set into different modes.A chandelier of pearls in the middle of the theatre drops seamlessly from the roof like a jewel, radiating an ambient light. The VIP Train is now converted into comfortable seats. 6.jpgReaching the roof terrace, the pearls subsides into clouds. Walking around among the clouds one can experience panorama views of Taipei. 7.jpgThe building performs on its own for the city, generating culture, urban life and pure sustainable energy for its vicinity. This is all strongly manifested from the visual effect of its rotating facade.  8.jpgThe façade is covered with curved blades attached on segments that rotate with the wind, generating energy to the building and to the city.  10.jpgSite plan. 9.jpgFlow diagram .