THE OPEN MUSEUM-OCEAN TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
In-situ network of EDU-TOURISM sites as “OPEN” museum
The project revives the historical power plant area with a new approach to edu-tourism beyond “themed building” to create unique in-situ exhibition/ education/ entertainment for “Experiencing the Ocean”. The museum becomes an open public network of spatial media embedded in a natural environment, where innovative media and ocean technologies are integrated on an environmental scale while minimizing the impact on the environment.
The design weaves a continuous loop of spatial media programs and experiences from the enormous historical power plants into the surrounding hilly landscape and seaside cliffs. Proposed programs include the Great Underwater Hall: a 1:1 media experience of whale habitats; the Virtual Coral Reef Museum: a 50m vertical cascade; and the Migration Museum: a 100m long visitor-triggered dynamic media ramp.
scope: urban strategy, master planning, architecture, spatial media
site: Keelung, Taiwan
site area: 11 Ha
total floor area: 30,000 sqm
associates: Greenfield International Architects and Planners, Tao Architects
design: Competition 2004