Green Cell is the name of the proposal by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates for the New Taipei City Museum of Art. One of the final three designs that have been shortlisted in the competition, Green Cell proposes a museum built out of a new architectural technology, a double-layer mesh cell. These structural cells will have myriad uses: natural ventilation, insulation, windows, soil pots for plants, photovoltaic cells, flexible building extensions, LED screens, and ETFE.
The museum’s overall architecture blends into and rises from the landscape. Inside, the big hall connects the museums, shops, and administrative space. The big hall is also designed to be the center of Yingge, extending out and connecting to the park, the riverbank, and the cable car station.