Gateway Park becomes an opportunity to extend our urban environments with ecologies and experiences of an entirely different character.
TYPE Cultural, Infrastructure, Public space
LOCATION Taichung, Taiwan
CLIENT Taichung City Government
DESIGN TEAM Eva Castro, Ulla Hell, Holger Kehne, Chuan Wang
A park acts as a differential between city and nature, a place where citizens can expand and balance their daily environmental experiences from mostly urban towards nature and the rural. In this sense, the park weaves distant and local territories into the ultimate form of metropolitan experience, helping to forge character and long-term vision of the entire city. Weaving becomes the main concept and formal driver: The very materials of the park, water, earth and plants are being deployed to articulate an integrated approach made-up by three scales of weaving: Weaving of the infrastructure of Taichung, weaving the scales of the park and finally weaving the ecologies within the park itself to develop a new form of hybrid between landscape and urbanism.