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Asia University Museum of Modern Art

Posted Date:2017/11/21 3183


Asia University Museum of  Modern Art is mainly constructed with concrete and curtain walls. Designed by Japanese Architect Tadao Ando, numerous equilateral triangles are stacked up irregularly to form the three-story building. The atrium space and outdoor terraces created with the crisscrossing arrangement serve as sculpture display and outdoor café areas.
To cope with the conditions of being in a seismically active area, the architecture is supported with tilted pillars instead of vertical pillars. V-shaped steel frames used to support the architecture create triangular spaces against the glass curtain wall while the hanging parts of the steel frames create a space beneath cantilevers that became a shaded arcade connecting the entrance to the front plaza.
The exterior of this avant-garde and challenging architectural design is low-profile and serene while the interior is intricate and placid. Students of Asia University are privileged to immerse in this world-class masterpiece.


No.500, Liufeng Rd., Wufeng Dist., Taichung City

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  • LLuh2018

    Trip Type:

    One of the top notch modern art museums in Taiwan.

    Traveler rating:5 2019-05

    One of the top notch modern art museums in Taiwan. Its building was designed by Ando Tadao, a laureate of Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1995. It exhibited the first rated and internationally...
  • kimitakas

    Trip Type:

    Solo travel

    Interesting architecture

    Traveler rating:3 2019-04

    It is a museum of modern arts, which belongs to Asia University. From downtown Taichung, it is a little bit far, but there is a service of public bus. Actually I cannot understand modern arts, and...
  • johnwM9529GH

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    Wonderful Zao Wou Ki exhibit going on now!

    Traveler rating:5 2018-02

    The current exhibit of Zao Wou Ki is wonderful! The Museum's staff is very helpful and volunteered to give a quided tour without us even asking! The Museum designed by Tado Ando is also worth a...
  • Lily L

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    Solo travel

    Tadao Ando + Zao Wouki = Perfect Art

    Traveler rating:5 2018-01

    The building is based on a perfect triangle. Even the lawn is a triangle shape. The architect wanted us to walk around this triangle lawn to relax our feelings before entering the building. Not only...
  • cora3181

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    Friends getaway

    Leisure Time

    Traveler rating:3 2016-05

    Quite far from Taichung city, not much to see as expected. But feel leisure to spend few hours there.

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