Design: Tang-Huang Cheng, architects. The architects tried to create an “Eden in the modern world”, a place to rest the mind, a place to once more pull away from congested urbanity.
Benoy, international award-winning Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has unveiled the design for Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Hsin Chu Station Mall. Presented at the February contract signing for the scheme, Benoy has revealed a green architectural design that melds into the landscape of the site.
Ultra-Ruin designed by Marco Casagrande is a wooden architectural organism that is growing from the ruins of an abandoned red brick farmhouse in the meeting place of terraced farms and jungle. The weak architecture follows the principles of Open Form and is improvised on the site based on instincts reacting on the presence of jungle, ruin and local knowledge.
After intense debates, the five selection panelists finally decided that the Water-Moon Monastery by Artech Architects is the recipient of the First Prize of 2013 Taiwan Architecture Award. Water-Moon Monastery was established by the commission of the past Buddhist Master Sheng Yen, the founder of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association.
Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition, Taiwan. The projected goal for Phase 2 of the Center is an annual processing capacity of 5 million travelers. Based on the projected growth and airport expansion in 2031, the design of Phase 1 will be for an annual processing capacity of 3.5 million mini-three links travelers.