Be cool.

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The design of Taichung City Cultural Center is based on an important heritage of Taiwanese culture, the landscape.

The natural elements of the landscape are conceived as the most ecological and sustainable concept.

Is there anything more sustainable than a mountain? Anything more ecological than a cloud?

When we put both together, mountain and cloud, a big union, eco-sustainable, is formed. The cloud will collect rain water for mountain green roof-top irrigation. It is the essence of ecology and self-sufficiency.

Mountain and cloud, or museum and library. Two united elements, two programs, but one landscape, an eco-cultural icon for Taichung.