Chia Ching Mausoleum / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Carlos Castanheira

Chia Ching Mausoleum / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Carlos Castanheira
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New Taipei City, China
  • Portugal Office : CC&CB
  • Local Architectural Team : Stephen Wang, Chiou-Huei Lin, Wen-Wei Cheng, Jianfei Cheng, WZWX Architecture Group
  • Collaborators : Francesca Tiri, Luís Trigueiros Reis, João Figueiredo, Erica Musci, Pedro Afonso
  • Contractor Representative : Ching-Zong Hsiao
  • Client : Family Lin, Chia Ching
  • Text : Carlos Castanheira
  • City : New Taipei City
  • Country : China
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SILENCE

We climb a gentle path to get there.

We are absorbed by silence as we contemplate this endless and ethereal space.

Again, here function determines the space. Open and endless.

At the centre, the family gathers around the memory of their loved ones.

The space is formed by a ceiling that hangs from columns on which a low dome sits, asserting hierarchy and tradition.

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Timeless, in the contemporary reading of a place of respect, memory and gratitude.

The massiveness of the exposed concrete and the stone create space and function and open these to the landscape and to infinity.

Silence tells stories and evokes Life as it advances through the finiteness of time and space.

Everything else is intimacy.

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Address:Jin San District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, China

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Cite: "Chia Ching Mausoleum / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Carlos Castanheira" 11 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/905434/chia-ching-mausoleum-alvaro-siza-plus-carlos-castanheira> ISSN 0719-8884

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台湾金宝山安乐园陵墓 / 阿尔瓦罗·西扎 + Carlos Castanheira

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