Taiwan Photon Source Accelerator Facilities / JJP

Taiwan Photon Source Accelerator Facilities / JJP - More Images+ 12

East District, Taiwan
  • Architects: J. J. Pan & Partners
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  54835
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Wei-Shih Hsieh
© Wei-Shih Hsieh

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the Western edge of Hsinchu Science Park, the Taiwan Photon Source at the National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center hosts one of the world’s brightest synchrotron facilities. Measuring 220 meter-wide in diameter, the main research facility’s ring reflects the Photon Source’s immense scale and research requirements. An auxiliary building comprised of 75 guestrooms, a light-filled cafeteria, and indoor sport courts facilitates academic exchange; dedicated mechanical equipment at the basement supplies the necessary pipelines for water, electricity and chilled deionized water.

© Wei-Shih Hsieh

Because of site restrictions, the new facility is integrated with the existing laboratory, presenting the design challenge of allowing the existing administrative center to remain operational during construction. Furthermore, the main ring structure is partially sunken into the ground to provide the highest level of vibration, humidity and temperature stability, satisfying the most stringent research environment requirements.

© Wei-Shih Hsieh
Floor Plan
© Wei-Shih Hsieh

The main entrance to the research facility reflects the theme of “Light Transmission” – figuratively employing the spectrum of light to exemplify the potential knowledge one may extract from scientific studies. A grand entry plaza welcomes arriving guests while open green spaces retain a sense of openness. To minimize impact on an existing tree grove, the auxiliary building is sited to the Southwest, forming clusters of buildings and greenery. The auxiliary building visually emphasizes an interplay of vertical and horizontal elements, echoing the language of light in the main building to create a cohesive campus for synchrotron research.

© Wei-Shih Hsieh

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, East District, Hsinchu City, Taiwan (ROC) 300

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Taiwan Photon Source Accelerator Facilities / JJP" 11 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/596223/national-synchrotron-radiation-research-center-j-j-pan-and-partners> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.