Kaohsiung Station by Mecanoo
With its organic, curvilinearshape and landscaped canopy, the new will introduce a generous amount of public green space to Taiwan’s second city. Designed by Netherlands-based Mecanoo architecten, the station reaches out to the city in a powerful gesture, acting as a green connector that unifies different modes of transport, and represents Kaohsiung’s vision for the future as a sustainable city.
The sprawling green canopy protects the open public plaza underneath from Kaohsiung’s tropical climate like large trees would do. Here people can meet, enjoy a refreshing breeze, or visit events that take place at the station, like a farmers’ market, second hand market, traditional open air opera or a mobile library.”