MVRDV tops Tainan food market with walkable green roof

MVRDV tops Tainan food market with walkable green roof

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has unveiled the Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Current market in Taiwan with an undulating eco-friendly roof that is accessed by a sequence of planted terraces.

Located in the foothills of east Tainan, the market for Tainan Metropolis Govt Agriculture Bureau was built by MVRDV as a meals source hub as well as a area for persons to acquire and socialise.

Market in Tainan with an undulating green roof surrounded by fields
The industry is topped with a curving grass roof

Created in collaboration with community studio LLJ Architects, the 12,331-square-metre marketplace was topped with a curving green roof that variety “rolling hills” made to mix into the encompassing landscape.

The jap corner of the composition has terraces crammed with colourful planting that descend to the ground to supply stepped entry to the roof.

External staircase over stepped terraces filled with colourful planting
Planted terraces direct visitors to the best of the roof

Website visitors can delight in sights of the surrounding landscape from the roof’s grassy, undulating park.

“The building supplies an elevated system from which guests can take pleasure in the landscape that characterises this aspect of Taiwan, from a building that creates a continuation of that landscape,” explained MVRDV.

A metal-clad building with a pitched roof surrounded by a grassy mound
The environmentally friendly roof is interrupted by a four-storey making

The task consists of a 4-storey construction with a pitched roof that punctures the curving green roof.

This composition provides secondary obtain to the walkable environmentally friendly roof and incorporates workplaces and an exhibition space that shows agricultural merchandise.

Unique styles for the building incorporated plans for the roof to be made use of to develop crops and MVRDV hopes the roof can be adapted in the long run to mature fruits and greens.

Currently used as a park with vibrant planting, additional progress of the roof could see it turned into an educational farm that teaches small children about the foodstuff provide chain and how make is grown.

“[The market] is fully purposeful and caters to the requires for auctioning, offering, and shopping for items, but its terraced roof with – finally – its collection of vegetation and crops will make it possible for readers to consider in the landscape while escaping from the bustle beneath,” reported MVRDV founding lover Winy Maas.

Stepped planted terraces surrounded by a grassy mound
The walkable environmentally friendly roof presents sights of the surrounding landscape

The current market is accessible from all four sides with tall openings designed for pure ventilation.

The earth and planting on the roof support to more control the temperature and passively cool the market place to a comfy degree.

Open-air food market with tall ceilings
The marketplace place underneath the roof has a paired-back design

MVRDV was knowledgeable by the metal drop-like constructions of typical wholesale marketplaces when designing the job, and describes the Tainan current market as “basic still highly functional”.

The architecture studio has also done a sunken park and community pool in Taiwan, which was designed close to the remnants of a searching centre.

The photography is by Shephotoerd.

Task credits:

Architect: MVRDV
Founding associate in cost: Winy Maas Partner: Wenchian Shi
Co-architect: LLJ Architects
Style and design team: Hui-Hsin Liao, Xiaoting Chen, Chi Yi Liao, Chiara Girolami, Enrico Pintabona, Maria Lopez, Gustavo van Staveren, Emma Rubeillon, Dong Min Lee, Jose Sanmartin, Cheng Cai and Yi Chien Liao
Method and advancement: Isabel Pagel and Bart Dankers
Contractor: Yuh-Tong Design Co. Ltd, Jiuyang Electric And Plumbing Engineering Co. Ltd Landscape architect: The Urbanists Collaborative
Structural engineer: Columbus Engineering Consultants Inc.
Mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP): Frontier Tech Institute Co. Ltd
Soil and drinking water: Kuo Soil and Drinking water Technicians