SANAA's winning ensemble of playfully arranged white, translucent boxes beat out designs by the four other recently shortlisted teams including Peter Eisenman Architects, Jean-loup Baldacci, MASS STUDIES and Stücheli Architekten.
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA (Japan) with joint tenderer Ricky Liu & Associates Architects+Planners (Taiwan)
Jean-loup Baldacci (France) with joint tenderer Felice Fanuele Architect (France) and Tai Architect & Associates (Taiwan)
Peter Eisenman Architects, PC (USA) with joint tenderer Fei & Cheng Associates (Taiwan)
MASS STUDIES (South Korea) with joint tenderer Q-LAB (Taiwan) and Wang Architects & Associates (Taiwan)
Stücheli Architekten AG (Switzerland) with joint tenderer Bio Architecture Formosana (Taiwan)
All images courtesy of Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition.