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The JUT Foundation in Taipei has recently had its 240-square-meter lecture hall by MVRDV transformed into a mossy art installation with a textile artwork that spans not just edge to edge, but up the walls, by Argentinian artist, Alexandra Kehayoglou. The lecture hall hosts a number of talks and events and requires versatility. The custom moss-inspired carpet adds a level of comfort and interest to what otherwise could have been a monotonous space.
The lecture hall is adjacent to the exhibition gallery of the JUT Foundation on the ground floor and doubles as a second installation. Wrapping the entire hall in textile establishes a new typology, a blend of art and assembly hall. The carpeted walls absorb noise, and adds comfort, especially for those lecture attendees that prefer to stand at the back-wall rather than take a seat in the front.
Design Team: Winy Maas, Wenchian Shi with Hui-Hsin Liao Angel Sanchez Navarro and Xiaoting Chen
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Client: Jut Group
Programme & Size: 240m2 lecture hall transformation
Tapestry Carpet design: Alexandra Kehayoglou
Design Development: AI Group - Tomo Huang, Spring Yang, Mingchen Liao and Honghen Lee
Construction: DaYi Construction and Chris Chiu (AI Group)
Photography: Jut Group
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