Taichung City, Taiwan
Dongwoo Yim, Rafael Luna, Yoojin Byun, Prasasti Sasti
Designed by Toyo Ito, Taichung Opera House has a wonderful lobby space. At the same time, it is struggling because of its lack of public program. In the Floating Shops, a new way of consumption is pursued by introducing shops that are floating around the space. They are introduced not to obstruct the existing lobby space, which is very organic. Current kiosk type shops are somewhat creating conflict with the three dimensional organic space. Therefore, these Floating Shops are developed to minimize the conflict with the space as well as to promote a new way of consumption.