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Changhua Station THSR / KRIS YAO | ARTECH

  • 22:00 - 2 December, 2015
Changhua Station THSR / KRIS YAO | ARTECH
Changhua Station THSR / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

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  • Design Team

    Kuo-Chien Shen, Jun-Ren Cho, Kasan Lee, Calvin Chen, Yen-Hsun Li, Kai-Chih Chang , Frank Lu , Sid Peng, Chia-Hsing Chang, Wen-Li Liu, Chin Tai , Pei-Jung Wu, Hannibal Chen
  • Structural

    Federal Engineering Consultants, Ltd.
  • MEP

    Parsons Brinckerhoff International, Inc., Taiwan Branch
  • Landscape

    Jeune design
  • Facade

    maRco façade Studio
  • Lighting

    Chroma33 Architectural Lighting Design
  • Traffic

    THI Consultants Inc.
  • Contractor

    TECO & TC-JV
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© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

Text description provided by the architects. The township of Tianzhong, whose name means “among the fields,” is set amid Changhua County’s rice-growing farmland. In days of old, it was lauded as one of the Eight Views of Changhua, a place where clouds drift in the breeze and birds flit about among the fields. At harvest time, Tianzhong is surrounded by swaying fields of golden rice, making a prosperous scene.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

In recent years, competition among flower growers has turned Changhua County into the home of a burgeoning floriculture industry, where growers vie for supremacy in annual flower festivals. The design of THSR Changhua Station takes this into account, making it a fitting landmark and gateway for this region, proudly flaunting its opulence to the outside by highlighting its unique features and local spirit.

Changhua Station THSR / KRIS YAO | ARTECH, © Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

The design of Changhua’s new Taiwan High Speed Rail station and the overall planning of its landscaping create an interwoven scene of flowers, vegetation, water and paving, both at the human scale and from a bird’s eye perspective.

Section 1
Section 1

The imagery of the station begins on the outside, extending to the interior of the station building: large panes of glass preserve uninterrupted lines of sight and curved greenhouse paneling allow natural vistas as far as Tianzhong to be seen from this future gateway to Changhua, so travelers and visitors alike can continue to revel in the fertility and greenery of Mother Earth.

© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

The lithe structural aesthetic of the station, which incorporates the elegance of flowers, ensures structural safety while also giving the building a graceful bearing.

Diagram
Diagram

The roof, whose checkered pattern is reminiscent of rice paddies, is held up by curved columns that allow natural breezes and sunlight into the station. And in the evenings, off in the distance, the glory of the setting sun is visible from the station. A fusion of unique local features, cultures and sentiments is in this everyday public space.

© Jeffrey Cheng
© Jeffrey Cheng

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Cite: "Changhua Station THSR / KRIS YAO | ARTECH" 02 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778058/changhua-station-thsr-kris-yao/> ISSN 0719-8884
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