BDZ portside art center and apartment complex

A vibrant seaside complex incorporating a contemporary art centre and apartments, with a pristine sculpted formal language inspired by cloud formations.


Both the multi-storey art-centre and apartments enjoy panoramic views of the harbour and surrounding mountainscapes of the tourist friendly Keelung Port area. Generous balconies surround all the apartment units, promoting inside-outside living.


On street level, the exuberant rounded forms of the cloud-shaped art center relates to human scale, providing depth, moments of shading, and reflective facades activating the harbourside neighbourhood. The main building complex podium bridges across to a public park to the south of the site, which is planned with a commercial pavilion with a lush green roof terrace, creating a multi-tiered network of public spaces.