Taiwan Solar Powered Stadium / Toyo Ito

 

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Construction is finished for Japanese architect Toyo Ito’s Solar Powered Stadium in Taiwan. The stadium’s roof is covered by 8,844 solar panels. The stadium is located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and it was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games, to be held this July.

The “World Games Stadium” holds 55,000 spectators and it cost $150 million to build. The stadium will hold the record for largest solar-powered stadium in the world with it’s 14,155m2 roof. It could potentially generate  1.14 gigawatt hours of electricity every year, enough to power up to 80% of the sorrounding neighbourhood.

Seen at deputydog. More images, after the break.

Tower of Colony Installation / Groundwork

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Exhibited at the ‘Next Play: Shifting Ground’ Exhibition in , the Tower of Colony is the Hong Kong project by Groundwork, which responds to a theme of ‘Displacement’, to transform a one acre site at Huashan, a cultural district at the heart of Taipei City. The architects were interested in how migrants react on a foreign land. By building on the site, they ‘colonized’ one acre of grassland from site, therefore colonizing a fragment of Taipei. Hong Kong, a colony by nature, now has its own colony. Their abstraction of the act of colonization can be observed at two scales: The Tower and The Performance. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Baisha Wan Beach and Visitor Centre / Wang Weijen Architecture

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Architects: Wang Weijen Architecture, Northern Space Design Company
Location: , Taiwan
Area: 5657.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Wang Weijen Architecture

Water-Moon Monastery / Artech Architects

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Architects: Kris Yao | Artech Architects
Location: Taipei,
Architect In Charge: Kris Yao
Design Team: Hua-Yi Chang、Kuo-Lung Lee、Wen-Li Liu、Jen-Ying Kuo、Yvonne Lee、Chin Tai、Jun-Ren Chou、Yi-Heng Lin、David Chang
Area: 8422.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

Wulai Parking Structure / QLAB

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Architects: QLAB
Location: , Taiwan
Client: New Taipei City, Department of Transportation
Area: 8,308.98 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of QLAB

Dormitories for ITRI Southern Taiwan Campus / Bio-Architecture Formosana

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Architects: Bio-Architecture Formosana
Location: Liujia District,
Site Area: 52,792 sqm
Floor Area: 6,182 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Bio-Architecture Formosana

Ritz Plaza Housing Complex / Chin Architects

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Architects:
Location: , Taipei City, Taiwan
Design Team: I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu, Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Wei-Shian Chen, Wan-Ju Chang
Building Contractor: Bionic Group
Clients: Bionic Group
Area: 2,278.28 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

Chen Minshuku / TSDesign

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Architects: TSDesign
Location: Tainan,
Principal Designer: Chao Yuan-Hung, Chi Chien-Ching, Wang Jun-Jie, Chen Hsuan
Character Of Space: Minshuku (B&B)
Client: Miss Chen
Contractor: TA-Shan Development Contractor Ltd.
Cost: 5.5 Million NT
Area: 132 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tsai Tsung-Sheng

Summit Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus

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Architects: Lab Modus
Location: Hsinchu County,
Project Team: Kevin Chang (Principal), Jay Lin, Will Hsieh, Ivy Lin
Area: 660 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Lab Modus

Yuwen Library / MAYU architects

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Architects: MAYU architects
Location: Tainan,
Architects In Charge: Malone Chang & Yu-lin Chen
Project Team: Kwantak AUYEUNG, Jin-de HSU (Project team), Dong-long WU (Construction supervision)
Structural Engineer: Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
Area: 2,965 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Guei-Shiang Ke

Keelung New Harbor Service Building Competition Entry / ACDF Architecture

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The design proposal for the New Harbor Service Building aims to reject grand architectural gestures that deliberately exist out of context for the sole intent of making a grandiose statement. ACDF Architecture rejects the use of elaborate sculptural forms that are fashionable, or are required to compensate for poorly planned design that does not respond to the local environment. They favor an architecture that portrays a creative, site specific design that is “grounded” in the local context. More images and architects’ description after the break.

A Residential Pavilion & Landscape of Hai Hau-The Great / Arcadian Architecture+Design

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Architects: Arcadian Architecture+Design
Location: City,
Architect In Charge: Alex Yu
Design Team: Jerry Chang, Kobe Lin, Ru-Hsien Huang, Cheng-hui Lo, Chiao-wen Lo, Hanawa Ho, Tzi-Jui Chiang
Interior Designer : Rich Honour Design Group / Ren’e Li
Client: Hai Hau Constructions
Area: 530 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng

Keelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SES

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Designed by PAR (Platform for Architecture + Research) and SES (), their stage two finalist entry for the Harbor competition adopts a form that resists easy classification to free-associate with successive symbols of the utilitarian, the industrial, the poetic. Becoming a landmark in the harbor city, it combines maximum artistry with maximum efficiency. The new harbor project is only one piece in a larger green network that links public open space with waterfront amenities throughout the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

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Architects: de Architekten Cie + MAYU architects
Location: , Taiwan
Structural Engineer: Arup Amsterdam + Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
Acoustics Consultant: Peutz & Associates + Gade & Mortensen Akustikk + Prof. Wei-Hwa Chiang NTUST
Environment Technology Consultant: Hander Engineering & Construction Inc. + I. S. Lin & Associates
Area: 36,470 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yu-lin Chen, Guei-Shiang Ke

Hotel Dua / Koan Design

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Architects: Koan Design
Location: Kaohsiung City,
Design Team: Kuo Yao-Huang, Joyce Kuo, Lawrence Wei
Year: 2012
Area: 16,500 sqm
Photographs: Kyle Yu Photo Studio, Courtesy of

U-House / Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates

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Architects: Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates
Location: ,
Project Team: Hsuyuan Kuo, Effie Huang, ChengHsuan Hung, HungChih Wei, LiuYin Lin
Year: 2012
Area: 355 sqm
Photographs: Lee & Zheng

Hsuyuan Kuo Architects & Associates

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Architects:
Location: Taipei,
Project Team: Hsuyuan Kuo, Effie Huang, ChengHsuan Hung
Year: 2011
Area: 2572.52 sqm
Photographs: Jin Ming Zheng

Housing in Taipei / Chin Architects

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Architects:
Location: Taipei City, 
Architect In Charge: I-Ju Chin, Hung-I Lin, Hung-Nan Chu
Design Team: Mu-Chen Chan, Shen-Hung Chiang, Hsin-Hui Cho, Wan-Ju Chang
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Jeffrey Cheng