Museum of Prehistory | High Speed Rail passing by the new culture landscape, is opening on 19th Oct. 2019
The architectural concept uses three terms, probing down, regression, and interweaving, to explain the story in relationship between the space, time, and the history of the site.
The building geometry follows two sets of axes. One axis, cohering to the direction of tombs of ancient, is the order of the past. The other axis, rotating 19° from the main axis, follows the present-day city grid. These axial relationships also exist in the building exterior patterns as well as in museum’s circulation and artifact displays.
The museum site is adjacent to the Taiwan High Speed Rail route, where a train passes by every few minutes. Architect, Kris Yao, intentional designed an entering glass tube to guide the visitors to the top lookout platform, where the visitors may view the surrounding environment and meet the passing by high-speed train for merely 3.5 seconds, before starting the museum exhibition tour.