Taichung World Flora Expo Taiwan Event

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Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan

Architecture Event in Taiwan design by Cogitoimage International Co., Ltd

22 Apr 2019

Discovery Pavilion in Taichung City

Design: Cogitoimage International Co., Ltd

Location: Houli Horse Forest Park Area, Dashan Road, Houli District, Taichung City, Taiwan, China

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
0-3886M A new vision

Immersive interactive art interprets vertical nature ecology Discovery Pavilion “Viewing Half-Earth through Taichung’s Ecology”

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
0-100M Where the river meets the sea – The real wetland landscape combines with the art installation to present beautiful scenery of morning and evening of Gaomei wetlands.

In 2016, Edward Wilson, known as the Father of Biodiversity, proposed an initiative that called for humans to return half of the earth’s surface to nature and thereby preserve the biodiversity of our planet and the world’s species including humans, so it will not lead to extinction. Edward’s “Half-Earth” concept has two main points.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
100-500M The sound and flow of streams – Using the transparency of glass, as well as the sound of flowing water, to present the scene of the “Mother River”: DaJia River.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
100-500M How land and water transform into the watercourse – The traditionally straw-weaved roof and the showcase suppressed with white rice grain interpret the ancestors borrowing water from the land and adapting to the natural life.

On the one hand, we should be aware that human beings are not the only masters and inhabitants of the earth. On the other hand, we need to think about how to reserve more spaces for other inhabitants of the earth, i.e. flora and fauna in the ecosystem.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
500-1000M Satoyama and Leopard Cats – Restoration of the endangered leopard cat habitat; See how man and nature can be coexisted. Let us unite in our efforts to open this umbrella of protection to Taiwan’s ecology

With the theme of “Viewing Half-Earth through Taichung’s Ecology”, Discovery Pavilion advocates to preserve half of our planet for other species, and reinterpret the ecology of Dajia River. Through the utilization of poems, crafts, art installations, murals, sculptures, and new media, etc., the design team transformed the wide-scale landscape of Taichung Dajia River from low to high altitude into pieces of artwork within the limited space. It is telling the past and present life of native plants and animals of this ecological environment.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
1000-1500M Corridors of ecology – Created from the combination of paper pulp and fur, these animal statues add a multidimensional appearance for our imagination. The sights produce an atmosphere for both adults and children to experience the feeling of intimacy with an engaging environment.

The setting of the landscape is from low to high elevation. Thousands of pieces of prism reflect the Gaomei Wetland in the estuary of the Taichung. The pyramidal glass, the hand-woven roof made of rice straw and the mirror device are interlaced to shape the low-altitude rural impression and the Lishan environment. The multimedia and physical objects reproduce mountain forests and streams in middle and high altitude areas.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
1500-3500M Remanence of Ice Age – It leads the audiences to sneak into the bottom of the Seven bays and swim with the precious national treasure fish, Formosan landlocked salmon (or so-called Cherry Blossoms Salmon) from the amazing water world built with multi-media installations.

At the end of the section, it travels through the visual image of water-ink by LED digital technology device of the waiting area to the interactive design exhibition at the circular theater, featuring the interaction of the light particles on the ground and the giant projection screen on the wall. Various indigenous animals, such as mudskippers, Leopard cats, and Formosan landlocked salmons, are integrated into the design to reproduce the vertical ecology of Dajia River and the biodiversity of Taiwan.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
1500-3500M The almighty forest – Through the use of fallen pine needles and temperature changes, the audience experiences the primeval appearance of the magnificent mountains in Taiwan.

From the estuary (0m) to the snow mountain range (3886m), the nine exhibition areas are independent and with different styles, but also constitute a whole which is like a movie story that takes the audience’s emotions shifting in scenes. Cogitoimage team collaborated with Taiwan’s emerging creators to successfully break through the obstacles of space. With a variety of new interpretations, it allows the audience to have an immersive experience of roaming in nature. And all the designs echo a theme — to show the audiences that more than half of the space on the earth belongs to the ecological environment and so human beings should live in harmony with half of the earth in the ecological circle.

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
“Introspection” on the Source of DaJia River – By combining modern ink painting, digital technology, and LED lights interacting with visual aesthetic designs, we have created distinctive transformations that produce an upstream convergence of the DaJia River and integrates the flow of the river as it shifts with the four seasons.

Taichung World Flora Expo, Taiwan – Building Information

Space design firm: Cogitoimage International Co., Ltd
Project location: Houli Horse Forest Park Area, Dashan Road, Houli District, Taichung City, Taiwan, China
Area: 2960 sqm
Completion time: 2018

Main materials: recycled silica sand & glass bottles, recycled cork, ecological forest thinning to obtain Cryptomeria-like Taiwania (Taiwania cryptomerioides), native Taiwanese plants, straw, rice

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan
0-3886M A new vision – Three minutes can change the perspective of people’s perception; from microscopic discovery of nature and great life.

Photographer: Te-Fan Wang

Taichung World Flora Expo in Taiwan images / information received 220419

Location: Houli Horse Forest Park Area, Dashan Road, Houli District, Taichung City, Taiwan, China

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