Wholesale market in TainanMVRDV
- Typologies Market Commercial / Office
- Date 2016 - 2022
- City Tainan
- Country Taiwan
- Photographer Shephotoerd
The firm MVRDV, in collaboration with LLJ Architects, has built a fruit and vegetable market in the east part of the city of Tainan. Reinventing the typology of markets, the building gives views of the surrounding landscape from an undulating accessible green rooftop. The roof descends to the ground at the east corner, through a series of colorful terraces with vegetation that lead visitors to the upper part of the building. On the other hand, a four-story volume with a pitched roof – containing offices and an exhibition center – perforates the main construction, providing a second accessway to the platform that serves as a lookout. The high-ceilinged interior is open on all sides, ventilating the market naturally. With the modulating effect of the temperature of the soil and the plants on the roof, the building is cooled passively, even in Taiwan's warm summers.