The Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts (TMoFA), an upcoming cultural marker, is an institution with multiple venues consisting of one main museum and three subsidiary art centers. The main art museum is located in the Qingpu area of Zhongli District, and the three subsidiary art centers are the Taoyuan Children's Art Center, the Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center, and the Chunglu Art Center.
The architectural design and landscaping of the Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts combines aquatic views and green zones, with history and culture integrated. The design echoes with the regional features of Taoyuan, a city that is known as the Land of a Thousand Ponds. Applying its diverse functions, the museum is going to link the heart of the city with its communities and form local and international ties. With Taoyuan as its foundation and together with an international outlook and a vision for the future, TMoFA is going to serve as a driving force for the promotion of art and become a dynamic base for innovative experimentation and cultural development.
- TAOYUAN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
- Mar. 2018: Completion of the open tender process.
Jan. 2019: Starting the first construction tender, Vision Hall.
2023: Construction project final approval, prepare to open.
The Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, the main museum in the museum cluster, is going to be located in Qingtang Park (Green Pond Park). The building, co-designed by Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop from Japan and Joe Shih Architects from Taiwan, is to take on an innovative facade resembling a hill and comprise of the following three spaces: the cube, the mezzanine, and the hill with pavilions, terraces, and open-air platforms distributed on its outdoor slope.
With this art hill, the architects* aim is to create An Architecture of Landscape; A Hall of Entertainment In addition to carrying out tasks of research and collection, art exhibitions, education and promotion, the museum integrates with its surrounding natural environment and community planning and serves as a multi-functional art zone that is intricately connected to everyday life.
- TAOYUAN CHILDREN’S ART CENTER
- Jan. 2018: Open for operation (Currently located on the 5th floor of the Kwong Fong Plaza in Bade District).
The Taoyuan Children’s Art Center locates in Qingpu in the future, and is connected to the main museum via an aerial corridor. Its first and second floors are used for exhibitions, and the third floor is going to consist of a workshop station, multi- media classroom, children's art library, and art education resource center.
Designed with children in mind, the Taoyuan Children's Art Center organizes themed exhibitions and promotional activities aimed at stimulating children's creativities and imaginations, with the objective of guiding them to explore and further discover and learn about themselves through art. Moreover, the art center also seeks to form a deep-rooted art and cultural foundation where art education may be facilitated through its collection of children’s art books and where educational resources can be exchanged.
- HENGSHAN CALLIGRAPHY ART CENTER
- Mar. 2016: Project agreement approval.
Sep. 2017: Construction begins.
End of 2019: Prepare to open.
The Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center is named after its historical site, and it is the first official venue in Taiwan dedicated to the art of calligraphy. With the park where the art center is located treated as an ink stone and the pond inside as a pool of ink, a main architectural cluster resembling five carved seals is designed by architect J.J. Pan. The innovative vision was recognized in 2018 by the FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards with a Planning & Design Excellence Award.
The mission of the Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center is to preserve, study, develop, and promote Taiwanese calligraphic art and for regional cultural features to take shape through studies and educational endeavors focusing on calligraphy. The objective is also to facilitate international exchanges based on the art form. It is anticipated for deep-rooted development of calligraphy to take place in Taoyuan and also throughout Taiwan, where the art form’s rich and distinctive cultural energy may blossom and thrive.
- CHUNGLU ART CENTER
- May 2017: Approval by the Taoyuan City Government to turn the Land Reform Exhibition Hall into the Chunglu Art Center.
Jan. 2018 - ongoing: Ongoing talks with related departments to discuss ensuing matters after the founding of TMoFA.
A plan to turn the land and the architecture of the Land Reform Exhibition Hall and the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training located in the Chunglu Special Zone into an art museum is initiated by the Taoyuan City Government. The Chunglu Art Center is positioned to become a new site for experimental contemporary art, with the mission of fostering cultural and social innovation. The art center will be made available for residencies by emerging artists, trans-disciplinary experimental art, and contemporary art exhibitions. It will also serve as a co-creation art platform.