TSMC commissioned a broad-reaching landscape and art masterplan that means to showcase local artists and sculptors, as well as highlighting the essence of the company and their corporate responsibility to the environment. Over 80 hectares comprise the TSMC campus, with many remnant farm ponds and interstitial open spaces. The masterplan sought to identify existing open spaces to include in the landscape masterplan. Vulnerable landscape, several farm ponds and their environs, along with significant urban spaces and streetscapes comprise the majority of the masterplan.
A consortium of artists was commissioned as the first round of artists to provide artwork at the TSMC campus. Part of the masterplan effort was to curate this group of artists and to write guidelines for the artists that identified overall principles and direction for the artists to start from.
The landmark feature of the landscape masterplan is an overlay of earthworks meant to evoke silicon chips and circuitry that relate to the work of the company. Undulating ‘energy fields’ of earthworks, and connective ‘landscape circuitry’ visually present the campus with a strong, unique landmark that not only provides quality open space and a stage for public artwork, but also protects and enhances the existing environment.