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A033_Tittot Museum

Taipei, China

The Tittot Company, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, is especialized in the production of glass decorative pieces and in contemporary art made in glass.

The company not only has its own artists who are constantly experimenting new techniques to produce the art pieces, but it also invites regularly internacional prestigious artists to collaborate with them.

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As the art collection is growing rapidly and the current museum-workshop doesn’t have enough space to exhibit properly all the pieces, the company needs a new museum to show their collection as well as to organize constantly workshops and debates.

The chosen location is a unique one, in front of the Chungsham Park and near the Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taipei.


The proposal is based on the study of the glass properties and on the effects obtained in the glass by the application of diverse techniques.

On the urban scale, it seeks to integrate the Taipei Art Park, the Chung shan Park and the new spaces created within the site, all of them linked by a new Glass Art Promenade.

The museum is decentralized and uses different buildings and pavilions, widespread in the area.

The public space generated by the green areas around the museum is introduced inside the building on ground floor in order to invite people to visit it.

The cubes and the natural elements:

Three glazed cubes with sides of 32, 24 and 12 m are visible from the city and create the image of the museum.

Each cube is identified with one natural element:

1 The big volume (Glass Cube ‘Water’) is identified with water and takes from it properties such as the different degrees of transparency and the refraction of the light.

Within this ‘water’ cube, some ‘bubbles’ of air are located. The main ‘bubble’ is a big empty inner space that shelters two Glass Walls, 8m high each. The secondary ‘bubbles’ are relax areas.

The Glass Cube ‘Water’ shelters basically exhibition programme.

2 The medium volume (Glass Cube ‘Fire’) is identified with the fire and it is characterized by its warm inner atmosphere and the sparkling reflections of its cubic golden core.

3 The smallest volume (Glass Pavilion ‘Wind’) is designed as a fresh breeze of wind that evolves over itself creating a light and dynamic pavilion, full of colour.

The different inner spaces such as workshops, Meditation Room, Master Piece Room, etc. are carefully designed combining adequately proportions, lights, materials, colours, textures, smells and sounds in order to offer the visitor a space according to each function at every moment.

Flexibility: The design offers a clear layout that accepts a high degree of flexibility.

Green building: The proposal seeks to minimize the use of ‘active systems’ that will immediately mean energy savings and a low environmental impact.

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Tittot, Glass Art Company
Glass Art Museum
Invited competition. Second prize
11.000 m²
ABt, Rob Nijsse
$10.000.000 USD