Beyond Buildings (Part I)


What is beyond buildings is the images designersattach to them. The 2015 CGD award winners in the “Urban Design and Public Spaces” category contain architectural design works with varied, original andingenious types of imagery. 

Reception Center Of TAIPEI STYLE

[Winner 2015]

At the center of old town in the fourth-tier city and with a relatively old, shabby and cluttered surrounding environment, this project is right opposite to the mainstreet of the whole city, where is crowded with people and vehicles. The design of the building outward appearance is inspired from an origami with a hole. We intend to make a declaration or contrastto the surrounding environment through this kind of geometric shape and modernmethod. Creating a sharply rising and destructive building is not our design intent, and an ice-cold space with a sense of distance is also not what wetarget at. The integration of business and design intent is an important topic for this project.

When carrying out plane designs, we hope to create a quite penetrating space by interspersing water sceneries and shadows through a design method of blurring the boundary between inner and outer spaces at the same time meeting all business sales functions, and we also hope that the building and the outer environment can be harmonized with each other.

The surrounding cortical layer of building and the interior façade pile on each other and echo each other; they penetrate each other, supplement each other and depend on each other.



[Winner 2015]

The term ,“TAI CHI”, originates from “ZHOUYI”, it is the most important philosophical thinking in Chinese traditional culture.

Architectural design:

1.   There are two blocks in façade design; one is dark color, the other is light color; they stand for two elements that are “Yin” and “Yang” of Tai Chi respectively. These two blocks are In Opposition To Each Other but Mutual and Harmonious Existence, and they are integrated to become a complete one.

2.   In the meantime, we adopt clean and tidy lines and three dimensional cutting of sculpture technique with the esthetics concept from the works (TAI CHI) of Mr. Juming, and all of these elements are integrated into architectural design. Hence, the clean and tidy lines can form the block with strong three dimensional effect; moreover, the movement of raising one’s hand, lifting one’s foot or kicking expresses the strength and esthetics of "TAI CHI” works.