Night view shows carefully placed LED lighting dramatically illuminating the sculpture, Crocus. Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass / image 1
Rising 41’ above the intersection of two parks on the central axis of Taichung’s new City Center, Crocus is visible from the City Hall, the Opera House, and the many residential towers surrounding the site. Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass / image 2
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. During the day, light plays off polished surfaces of stainless steel and laminated glass of the sculpture, Crocus. / image 3
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Utilizing imagery of the first flower to emerge each spring, Crocus symbolizes the emergence of Taichung itself. / image 4
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Crocus is a dramatic focal point for the City of Taichung, Taiwan. Rising 41’ above the intersection of two parks on the central axis of Taichung’s new City Center, Crocus is visible from the City Hall, the Opera House, and the many residential towers surrounding the site. / image 5
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Crocus emerges from two levels of parking below the parks, surrounds a viewing platform, and unfolds upward like an enormous blossom. / image 6
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Crocus emerges from two levels of parking below the parks, surrounds a viewing platform, and unfolds upward like an enormous blossom. / image 7
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Installation of laminated dichroic glass on the sculpture Crocus. / image 8
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Upward view of the sculpture Crocus with artist, Ed Carpenter. / image 9
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. View of the sculpture, Crocus, looking up from below, showing details of the stainless steel and laminated glass materials. / image 10
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Close up of the details of the stainless steel and laminated glass in the sculpture, Crocus. / image 11
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Another angle of Crocus showing details of the stainless steel and laminated glass. / image 12
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. View halfway up on the stairs from the two levels of parking below the parks. / image 13
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Details of Crocus top portion. / image 14
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. View of the sculpture, Crocus, looking up from below, showing details of the stainless steel and laminated glass materials. / image 15
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Hand drawn preliminary design sketch of Crocus. / image 16
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Isometric drawing of Crocus. / image 17
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. East elevation drawing of Crocus. / image 18
Taichung, Taiwan Civic Center monumental sculpture: Stainless Steel and Laminated Dichroic Glass. Inspiration in nature for the sculpture Crocus. / image 19

“Crocus”

“Crocus” is a dramatic focal point for the City of Taichung, Taiwan.  Rising 41’ above the intersection of two parks on the central axis of Taichung’s new City Center, “Crocus” is visible from the City Hall, the Opera House, and the many residential towers surrounding the site.  Utilizing imagery of the first flower to emerge each spring, “Crocus” symbolizes the emergence of Taichung itself.  The sculpture emerges from two levels of parking below the parks, surrounds a viewing platform, and unfolds upward like an enormous blossom.

During the day, light plays off polished surfaces of stainless steel and laminated glass. Carefully placed LED lighting dramatically illuminates the sculpture at night.  Ed Carpenter’s design was selected as winner in an international competition in November of 2014 and was completed in June of 2016.

"Crocus"

Client: City of Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung's New City Center

Taichung, Taiwan

Date: June 2016

Dimensions: 72' high x 20' wide

Materials: Stainless steel and laminated glass


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, monumental gateway, exterior sculpture, art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, art tower, sculpture tower, art monument, monumental art

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