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The Lanyang Museum is the largest museum in Yilan, a scenic county that is popular with tourists looking for a break from bustling city of Taipei.

The Lanyang Museum in Taiwan’s northeastern Yilan County is among the winning buildings in the 2012 International Architecture Awards, according to the county government Sept. 3.

宜蘭 蘭陽博物館  I-lan LanYang Museum Taiwan

The museum was designed by Kris Yao and integrates local geographical features into its design. Photo by Jerry Lai.

“The LYM is among the 80 works to stand out from more than 300 submissions,” the county government said. A jury composed of eight architects and scholars from Norway, along with four officials with the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, evaluated the structures based on standards of innovative design, engineering techniques, application of architectural materials and sustainability.


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