The Tower of Hope:
The overall form is inspired with the merge of the bow and arrow and spinning shuttle, referring to “the fleeting of time”. The top part of the tower is designed with elements that remind viewers of a Chinese pagoda. From top to bottom, the exterior is separated into four layers: light, sound, color, and water, each representing a different aspect of time. The most special feature is the water clock at the bottom. The clock is designed by French physicist Bernard Gitton, and has both scientific and artistic elements. The water clock has mechanical precision. Although the flow rate of the fluid changes, is clock is still capable of calculating time through the swinging of the pendulum. The fluid of the design has dual roles; it maintains the swing of the pendulum while displaying the hours and minutes.
An instrument used for astrology in ancient China. The Armillary Sphere is made up of three layers of circling loops, namely the Sphere of the Six Cardinal Points, Sphere of the Three Stellar Objects, and Sphere of the Four Movements. The unique connected structure also implies the connectedness of various scientific knowledge.
Sublimation is a work by master astrological sculptor Pai Tsang-Yi. The original wooden sculpture is collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK. The work is filled with concepts regarding environmental protection, art, and science, and is the first mobile astrological sculpture.
The Star in the Universe：
A masterpiece of sculptor Lin Mu-Chuan, this work is created with stainless mirror steel and Titanium alloy. The works is designed in an “arch”, 22 meters tall and 29 meters wide. At the center of the arch hangs a globe and artificial satellite “Formosat-1”, representing the efforts of the National Science and Technology Museum to combine the humanities with science.