Zhonghe Sports Center / Q-Lab

21:00 - 9 March, 2015
Zhonghe Sports Center / Q-Lab, © Highlite Images
© Highlite Images
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 235
  • Principal

    Sense Tseng, Borden Tseng
  • Design Director

    Borden Tseng
  • Project Manager

    Tunghan Wu
  • Project Designers

    Liyu Chen, Jimmy Chang, Junyang Wang
  • Area

    12090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Neil M. Denari to Complete Taiwan’s New Keelung Harbor Service Building by 2017

01:00 - 22 February, 2015
Neil M. Denari to Complete Taiwan’s New Keelung Harbor Service Building by 2017, Courtesy of Neil M. Denari Architects
Courtesy of Neil M. Denari Architects

Servicing up to 10,000 cruise ship passengers a day, the New Keelung Harbor Service Building by Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA) is set to become a bustling hive of activity in Taiwan's Port of Keelung. The project takes a two-phase approach that unites a public plaza and service base with a restaurant and the terminal proper, using an office building to mediate between the two.

Occupying 117,000-square-meters and with a construction budget of TWD $5 billion, the project is slated for completion by December 2017.

Read more about the project and view selected images after the break.

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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Taiwan’s National Museum of Marine Science and Technology

00:00 - 16 February, 2015
Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Taiwan’s National Museum of Marine Science and Technology , © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have broken ground on Taiwan’s new National Museum of Marine Science and Technology in Keelung. To be the largest aquarium in northern Taiwan, the museum will face Badouzi harbor, while staying connected to the waterfront and nearby fishing village.

Taipei Univesity Library / LIAO Architect & Associates

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
Taipei Univesity Library / LIAO Architect & Associates, © Xiao Xiong Liang Yan photography
© Xiao Xiong Liang Yan photography

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Taiwan Photon Source Accelerator Facilities / J. J. Pan & Partners

01:00 - 11 February, 2015
Taiwan Photon Source Accelerator Facilities / J. J. Pan & Partners, © Wei-Shih Hsieh
© Wei-Shih Hsieh
  • Architects

  • Location

    National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, East District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan 300
  • Design Team

    Joshua J. Pan, Chung-Tsai Huang, Chungwei Su, I-Li Mao, Steven B.J. Chen, Hsueh-Fen Chien, Shu-Chiao Hsu, Chia-Wei Ting, Sheng-Pin Lin, Hsiao-Yuen Wu, Heng-Yuan Hong, Liang-Chen Hung, Chia-Chen Wang, Jing-Pong Chen, Wei Kao, Yuen-Lin Chang, Yi-Chyau Su, Fang-Chen Wu, Cheng-En Wang, Chin-Chiu Chiu, Cheng-Chih Kao, Wei-Chieh Liu, Hung-Lin Wei, Chih-Rong Chen, You-Jan Yan, Yen-Wei Chang, Shen-Che Su, Chao-Yi Liao, Chen-Yang Chang, Dan Hsin
  • Building Contractor

    Kedge Construction Co., Ltd., E&C Engineering Corporation
  • Area

    54835.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Wei-Shih Hsieh © Wei-Shih Hsieh © Wei-Shih Hsieh © Wei-Shih Hsieh +17

The Pacific House / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects

01:00 - 6 February, 2015
The Pacific House  / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects, Courtesy of Wang, Pe Jen
Courtesy of Wang, Pe Jen
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taitung County, Taiwan
  • Area

    252.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Wang, Pe Jen

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Mayor Rejects Sou Fujimoto's Taiwan Tower Over Fears of Soaring Cost

00:00 - 20 January, 2015
Mayor Rejects Sou Fujimoto's Taiwan Tower Over Fears of Soaring Cost, © Sou Fujimoto Architects
© Sou Fujimoto Architects

Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung has temporarily “pulled the plug” on Sou Fujimoto’s ambitious Taiwan Tower, saying he would rather pay a penalty for breaking the contract than spend an estimated NT$15 billion to realize the “problematic” project. 

The Banyan tree-inspired tower was hoped to become the “Taiwanese version of the Eiffel Tower,” as well as a model for sustainable architecture by achieving LEED Gold with its energy producing features. Its steel superstructure, which proposed to hoist a triangular section of the Taichung Gateway Park’s greenbelt 300-meters into the air, intentionally had “no obvious form” and was to be perceived as a natural phenomenon. 

WoodTek HQ / Origin

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
WoodTek HQ / Origin, © Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio
© Figure x Lee Kuo-Min Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fuyu Road, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407
  • Assembled Consultant

    Logworks - www.logworks.ca
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Red Dot Hotel / Steven Wu+Wang Pe-Jen

01:00 - 8 January, 2015
Red Dot Hotel / Steven Wu+Wang Pe-Jen, © Andrew Chang / Double Hong
© Andrew Chang / Double Hong

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Taipei Flora Expo Pavilions / Bio-architecture Formosana

01:00 - 4 January, 2015
Taipei Flora Expo Pavilions / Bio-architecture Formosana, Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
  • Architects

  • Location

    Xinsheng Park, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
  • Area

    6185.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana

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Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
Siu Siu – Lab of Primitive Senses / DIVOOE ZEIN Architects, Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects
Courtesy of DIVOOE ZEIN Architects

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Street Canvas / TA architect

01:00 - 13 December, 2014
Street Canvas  / TA architect, © Tung Yuh Kuan
© Tung Yuh Kuan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Tung Yuh Kuan
  • Area

    298.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Tung Yuh Kuan © Tung Yuh Kuan © Tung Yuh Kuan © Tung Yuh Kuan +35

House F / URBANWASABI

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
House F / URBANWASABI, Courtesy of URBANWASABI
Courtesy of URBANWASABI
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Architect in Charge

    Fang Wei
  • Design Team

    Lee Yun-Chen , Weng Jo-Ting
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of URBANWASABI

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Miaoli Station / Bio-architecture Formosana

01:00 - 4 December, 2014
Miaoli Station / Bio-architecture Formosana, Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana
  • Architects

  • Location

    No.1, Weigong Rd., Miaoli City, Miaoli County 360, Taiwan
  • Area

    2756.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bio-architecture Formosana

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In Progress: Palace Museum-Southern Branch / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

01:00 - 21 October, 2014
In Progress: Palace Museum-Southern Branch / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © National Palace Museum
© National Palace Museum

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Richard Meier & Partners Unveils Their First Building in Taiwan

01:00 - 14 October, 2014
Richard Meier & Partners Unveils Their First Building in Taiwan, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has revealed their first ever building in Taiwan, a 163-meter apartment building close to the center of Taichung. Offering 110 apartments with views over Taichung City Hall, the Opera House, and the Convention Center, the tower is composed of two towers connected by a central circulation core. The north tower is the taller section, with a geometric appearance that responds to the more built-up area to the north of the building. The south tower, which faces an area of smaller-scale residential buildings, features an expressive facade of translucent glass.

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Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis, View of Oceanic Pavilion towards the Pacific Ocean. Image © Steven Holl Architects
View of Oceanic Pavilion towards the Pacific Ocean. Image © Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects’ schematic design for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis has been approved. The scheme, planned for an oceanfront property just 40 minutes from Taipei, will provide a new arrival hall to serve the complex’s 10,000 existing burial sites and an oceanic pavilion for an additional 150,000 ashbox sites.  

More than 30 schemes were considered, however Holl’s watercolor explorations lead to the approved idea of intersecting spheres which, as the practice described, “yielded amazing overlapping perspectives that created an astonishing spatial energy.”

More about the 54,000 square meter Necropolis of ChinPaoSan, after the break. 

Concept watercolor. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, geometry and interior space diagram. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, entry and public space. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, section. Image © Steven Holl Architects +20

The Family Playground / HAO Design

00:00 - 2 October, 2014
The Family Playground / HAO Design, © Hey! Cheese
© Hey! Cheese
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Area

    122.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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