Jut Group Lecture Hall by MVRDV

MVRDV’s   transformation  of   JUT   Foundation’s   new 240m2 lecture  hall   takes   into consideration that although it is a functional space for talks and events, it is also a public installation due to the carpeted landscape that makes it more inviting, comfortable and attractive  to  users.  So   yes   it   a   form   of public  architecture  but   one  that   takes a   more unconventional design inspired by the natural landscape.

©Jut Group

©Jut Group

©Jut Group

©Jut Group

The hall will be used by a variety of audiences and connected to the exhibition programme in the gallery of JUT Foundation located on the ground floor. It is a new typology for a lecture hall with its own unique work of art; a single, large-scale textile artwork by Argentinian artist, Alexandra Kehayoglou. Alexandra was perfect for this project because there is such a commitment she has to craftsmanship   and   these   pieces   she   makes   are   the   result   of   a   laborious   hand-tufting process to fabricate wool carpets and rugs that mimic natural textures like moss, water, trees, and pastures. The carpets can transform an entire room (like we see here in the lecture hall) echoing a green landscape.

©Jut Group

©Jut Group

©Jut Group


Project Name: Jut Interiors

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Year: 2017

Client: Jut Group

Budget: Undisclosed

Programme & Size: 240m2 lecture hall transformation

Design: MVRDV

Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries

Design Team: Winy Maas, Wenchian Shi with Hui-Hsin Liao Angel Sanchez Navarro and

Xiaoting Chen


Tapestry Carpet design: Alexandra Kehayoglou

Design Development: AI Group – Tomo Huang, Spring Yang,  Mingchen Liao and Honghen


Construction: DaYi  Construction and Chris Chiu (AI Group)

Images: Jut Group

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