Ming & Mei

A Cultural Embrace

Ming & Mei is a proposal for a major new cultural center in Taichung, Taiwan, made up of an art museum and a library. Rather than force the two institutions together, the design houses them in two interwoven masses that celebrate the void in between as a grand entrance into the new Gateway Park. In turn, their embrace establishes a new cultural heart for the city. Interlacing terraces create a cascade of galleries, bars, and outdoor spaces for visitors as they enter the parkscape.

  • Status: Designed 2013
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Client: Taichung City Cultural Center
  • Size: 172,000 SF
  • Scope: Competition
  • Team: Matthias Hollwich, SBA Marc Kushner, AIA Robert May, Nickie Huang, Daniel Selensky, Sebastian Rodriguez, Matthew Hoffman, Gregory Nakata, Justin Lai, Joao Costa