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  7. TaiwanGlass Donghai Office Building / WZWX Architecture Group

TaiwanGlass Donghai Office Building / WZWX Architecture Group

  • 01:00 - 16 February, 2015
TaiwanGlass Donghai Office Building / WZWX Architecture Group
TaiwanGlass Donghai Office Building / WZWX Architecture Group , © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Ingmar Kurth © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG © Fernando Guerra I FG+SG + 23

  • Architects

    WZWX Architecture Group
  • Location

    Donghai, Lianyungang, Jiangsu, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Richard Wang, Stephen Wang
  • Project Team

    Chiou Huei Lin, Philip Kwong, Hao Li, Jian Fei Chen
  • Area

    3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineering

    Guangdong Yuejian Design + Research Institute Co., Ltd Huai’an Branch, RFR Group (Shanghai)
  • Services Engineering

    Shanghai Qingya Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Construction Company

    Zhejiang Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd Shenzhen Branch
  • Supervisor of Construction

    WZWX architecture group, with Chiou Huei Lin, Liang Yang, Xu Dong Chen
  • Client

    TaiwanGlass Donghai Glass Co., Ltd.
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. This building is the representative headquarters in Donghai for TaiwanGlass, one of the world’s largest glass manufacturers. Located within a modern glass factory complex, it is intended as a visual showcase for the company.

© Ingmar Kurth
© Ingmar Kurth

Programmatically, one half of the building’s functions represent ‘work’ – encompassing offices, conference, training, and product display areas – while the other equal half comprises kitchen and dining rooms for the company’s guests and employees.

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Responding to the flat and expansive site, these inter-related functions were merged into a single slender glass volume, measuring over 150m. The building is raised on a stone podium, enhancing its presence in the context. Tall deciduous trees and a circular pond, form a serene backdrop to the building.

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

The façade is fully glazed using large-scale triple layered Low-E glass. Full height glass modules measuring 1.8m wide x 5.4m has been used throughout to showcase the state of the art production capability of TaiwanGlass. Mechanically controlled opening panes are positioned above the internal ceiling level, to maximize vistas from the inside out. 

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

A system of external unitized aluminum louvers provides visual control and solar shading. These light-weight clip-on elements can be arranged in any configuration on the facade, creating a dynamic, changeable identity. The current arrangement emphasizes solar shading for the South-West and South-East corners of the building, and is complemented by the planting of local deciduous trees on the podium.

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Internal spaces are organized along a series of diagonals, aligned towards the factory’s central glass furnace. A wooden semi-outdoor ‘corridor’ bisects the building to define a central social space. A series of courtyards, recesses and geometric skylights bring in an abundance of natural light throughout.

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Inside, a gentle and calming palette of natural stone, wood paneling, and white painted walls complements the transparent qualities of glass, providing a comfortable environment for work and dining.

© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

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Cite: "TaiwanGlass Donghai Office Building / WZWX Architecture Group " 16 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/598187/taiwanglass-donghai-office-building-wzwx-architecture-group/> ISSN 0719-8884
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