LanYang Museum

PhotographerWang, Hung
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryTaoyuan City, Taiwan
Photo DateJuly 6th, 2013
Entry Description

LanYang Museum is famous by it's special outlooking. The building’s design is inspired by the cuestas commonly seen along the Beiguan Coast. Cuesta is a Spanish name for a geological formation in which rock layers gently slope up to an escarpment or a cliff and at this raised point the rock layers are exposed on their edges. These cuestas are unique geographical features of this region. The museum adopts the geometric shapes of the cuestas, the roof protrudes from the ground at an angle of 20 degrees meeting a wall which rises from the ground at an angle of 70 degrees. Thus the building emerges from the ground in a similar fashion to that of a cuesta, enabling it to blend in with the surrounding geological features.