Mecanoo wins competition to design the Tainan Public Library with natural materials
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The collaboration between Mecanoo and MAYU architects+ is particularly interesting because the Dutch East Indian Company initially established the city of Tainan as a fort during Dutch rule in the 17th century. The Tainan Public Library will represent “the meeting of cultures, generations, and histories,” writes Mecanoo. The 35,000-square-meter library will comprise reading rooms, special collections, study spaces, a children’s area, cafe, conference hall, a 200-seat auditorium, and public...