Architect: Bio-architecture Formosana
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Miaoli Railway Station’s interior design welcomes the traveler through use of unique cultural design and technology. The interior design of a railway station can set the mood for a person’s entire trip. Miaoli Station in Taiwan displays designs inspired by Taiwanese cultural folk art. This beautiful work of interior design is not only lovely to look at but has connected two sections of the city which were originally cut in two by train tracks. The station acts as a bridge, uniting the two sections of town. This translucent bridge gives a feeling of freedom and nature, and allows one to enjoy the décor of the exquisite station while moving from one point to the other in the station.
The station, completed in 2013, invites travelers to enjoy an interior design that is overflowing with warm colors. Canvas designs displaying floral motifs grace the walls that give homage to the area’s agricultural basis. The main color palates of red, pink, green and yellow are reminiscent of the warmth and welcoming of the people of Miaoli. It is a marvelous example of bio-architecture, as the floral motifs and sloping roof that mimics the nearby mountains points to respect for and love of nature.
The open interior with its natural lighting and many windows give the traveler and visitor a feeling of warmth. Chinese fir is used as the primary decorative wood accent in the station, honoring the area’s tradition of intricate wood carving. Native tungoil trees are used both outdoors and indoors to further add to a natural feel and give the station’s interior design an element of flow. The sky lounge uses mirrors to give the ceiling a sense of heavenly openness. Its natural interior design encourages people to come, visit and stay in this Taiwanese city.
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