Xindian Meteorological Station - New Taipei City, Taiwan
Atelier Boronski working with IMO Design and Urdaneta Zeberio were awarded 1st Prize in the design competition for this government project.
It comprises 4000 sq m of Instrumentation and Calibration Laboratories, Forecasting Studios, an underground Wind-tunnel and a Weather-balloon launch room, as well as maintenance areas and Staff Accommodation.
Three cylindrical volumes punctuate an undulating surface to form a 3 dimensional metaphor of weather behaviour.
The cylinders bristle with vertical metal mesh fins that can move with the wind...