MVRDV has broken ground on the Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market in Taiwan, which will be topped by a terraced green roof for farming.
The giant wholesale and auction market, under construction in the foothills of east Tainan, was commissioned by Tainan City Government Agriculture Bureau to create a food supply hub for the district.
MVRDV worked with local studio LLJ Architects to design the structure, which will be topped by an undulating green roof intended to echo the surrounding landscape. This will serve as a viewing deck, but will also be used for growing crops.
MVRDV與當地工作室LLJ Architects合作設計了這個結構，其頂部是一個起伏的綠色屋頂，旨在呼應周圍的景觀。 這將作為觀景台，但也將用於種植作物。
The undulating roof is designed to resemble the surrounding landscape 起伏的屋頂設計與周圍的景觀相似
MVRDV plans to elevate the rooftop farm high above the market to allow sufficient natural ventilation, but it will extend down at the east corner to provide a ground-level access point.
The rooftop will be divided into a series of stepped terraces, each tailored to grow a different crop. Seating areas will also be incorporated for visitors to relax and enjoy the view.
The building will contain 180 market plots and auction spaces 該建築將包含180個市場地塊和拍賣場地
“Tainan, in my opinion, is one of those towns which is so beautiful to me because of its nature, agriculture fields, farms, sea, and mountains. Tainan Market can become a building that symbolises this beauty,” said Winy Maas, co-founder of MVRDV.
“It is completely functional and caters to the needs for auctioning, selling and buying goods, but its terraced roof, with its collection of growing products, will allow visitors to take in the landscape while escaping from bustle below.”
“台南，在我看來，是因為它的性質，農田，農場，海洋和山脈而對我來說是如此美麗的城鎮之一。台南市場可以成為像徵這種美麗的建築，”Winy Maas，co MVRDV的創始人。
When complete, Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market will sit close to a number of public transport links, ensuring it is accessible for traders, buyers and visitors from both the city and the surrounding farmland.
It will measure 80,000 square metres and house 180 market and auction plots, all sheltered by the farmable green roof.
The giant market will form a food supply hub for Tainan 巨大的市場將成為台南的食品供應中心
MVRDV’s visuals also show a four-storey structure projecting up through the structure, providing a second access point to the rooftop.
The structure will comprise offices and a restaurant, alongside an exhibition centre that MVRDV hopes will be used to display agricultural products from across the region for educational purposes.
Expected to complete in late 2020, Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market taps into the growing trend for architecture that incorporates farming. Architect Chris Precht is among those championing the idea and recently unveiled his own concept for towers that incorporate vertical gardens.
MVRDV is also working on another project in Taiwan. The Tainan Axis is an artificial beach and lagoon set to replace a flooded shopping centre.
預計於2020年底完工，台南新華果蔬市場將迎合日益增長的農業建築發展趨勢。 建築師克里斯·普雷希特（Chris Precht）是支持這一想法的人之一，最近推出了自己的概念，用於建造垂直花園的塔樓。