Undulating rooftop farm terraces will top food market designed by MVRDV for Taiwan

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The undulating roof is designed to resemble the surrounding landscape.

It will measure 80,000 square metres and house 180 market and auction plots, all sheltered by the farmable green roof.

By Lizzie Crook
Dezeen
March 8, 2018
Architect: MVRDV
Founding partner in charge: Winy Maas Partner
Director: Wenchian Shi
Client: Tainan City Government Agriculture Bureau

Excerpt:

MVRDV plans to elevate the rooftop farm high above the market to allow sufficient natural ventilation, but it will extend down at the east corner to provide a ground-level access point.

The rooftop will be divided into a series of stepped terraces, each tailored to grow a different crop. Seating areas will also be incorporated for visitors to relax and enjoy the view.

“Tainan, in my opinion, is one of those towns which is so beautiful to me because of its nature, agriculture fields, farms, sea, and mountains. Tainan Market can become a building that symbolises this beauty,” said Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV.

“It is completely functional and caters to the needs for auctioning, selling and buying goods, but its terraced roof, with its collection of growing products, will allow visitors to take in the landscape while escaping from bustle below.”

When complete, Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market will sit close to a number of public transport links, ensuring it is accessible for traders, buyers and visitors from both the city and the surrounding farmland.

It will measure 80,000 square metres and house 180 market and auction plots, all sheltered by the farmable green roof.

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