Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJP)
Location: Central Taiwan Science Park, Taichung, Taiwan
Project Team: Shun Yi Cheng, Martin Hagel, Yi Shien Chin, Shih Cheng Yang, Wen Chi Wang, Shih Fan Huang
Building contractor: Fu Tsu Construction Co., Ltd.
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Chun Chieh Liu
As a signature image located near the entrance to the Central Taiwan Science Park, The Huga Optotech, Inc. Headquarters Building sets an example for industrial buildings with its simplistic beauty. The two major building volumes are configured as an abstraction of the LED (light emitting diodes) manufacturing process, resembling the electric discharge between electrodes. The landscape elements featuring rounded corner fonts of the “HUGA” corporate image signage transform into in the public area.
The loading zone and parking entrance are located at the lowest point of the parcel nearby the southeast corner of the site in order to take advantage of the 6 meter grade differential. Fabrication buildings are set back and away from the northeast border, creating a generous entrance.
The ground level, with 9 meter floor-to-floor height, is used for manufacturing LED epitaxial wafer and crystalline grain. The ornamental strips with lighting fixture enrich the fully enclosed façade, symbolizing the encapsulated LED products. The six-level office building orients north-to-south; its insulated aluminum wall panels and glass curtain wall achieve excellent energy performance while maximizing the view overlooking the scenic Dadu mountains nearby.
The composition of the building’s four elevations feature deep setback windows and sunshades. Vertical and horizontal grills are carefully studied for the proper position of frames, columns, joint and alignment to express the rational and meticulous professionalism of the corporation.