Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Exterior PhotographyJiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, GlassJiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, WoodJiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, Wood, Glass, Arch+ 25

Jiaoxi, Taiwan
  • Architect In Charge : Wei-Li Liao
  • Design Team : REN,QING-LI、ZHANG,JIA -SHU、ZHAO,PEI-ROU、HUANG,YOU-JUN、LIN ,SHI-FAN、XIE,YU-XIANG、HOU,CIAO-JHEN
  • Client : The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Jiao-xi Church
  • City : Jiaoxi
  • Country : Taiwan
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Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Exterior Photography
© Kuomin Lee

Text description provided by the architects. The Church is located in Yilan, north-east of Taiwan, with hot and humid weather in summer and cold and rainy weather in winter.

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Exterior Photography, Aerial View Photography
© Fuming Lin
Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Exterior Photography
© Kuomin Lee

We use four cubes below to support the main hall above, complying with the Bible description’. The Temple of God is built on top’.

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, Glass
© Kuomin Lee

The lifted up building allows people walk through the square on ground, just like the alley and street in our city, connecting the surrounding communities and greenbelts, and we try to have dialogue with the irregular shape building next door.

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography
© Kuomin Lee

Inside the main hall, we use timber structure to create an egg shaped space symbolizing the mother’s uterus that gave birth to life.

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Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, Wood, Glass, Arch
© Kuomin Lee

We use 7 ventilators on roof symbolizing ‘the Seven days’ in the Bible with functions of adjusting temperature.

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography
© Kuomin Lee
Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, Wood
© Kuomin Lee

Light penetrates through the grille with soft shadows, just like we are praying and worshiping in the woods and the wilderness.

Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio - Interior Photography, Wood
© Kuomin Lee

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Address:Sec.4,Jiaoxi Rd,Jiaoxi Township,Yilan County 262,Taiwan

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Cite: "Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church / AMBi Studio" 28 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/936356/jiao-xi-presbyterian-church-ambi-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

© Kuomin Lee

台湾基督长老教会礁溪教会 / 立建筑师事务所

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