Penghu North Sea Visitor Center, Taiwan

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyJJP Architects and Planners
ArtistJoshua Pan
Design TeamChris Huayu Chao, Yuan-Pin Wen, Yen-Chih Tseng, Tsun-Yu Chiang, Ping Chen, Yu-Lin Li, Chun Ouyang, Chun-Pei Chang, Yao-Hu Tian, Yao-Ting Wang
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The North Sea Visitor Center integrates local landscape while incorporating resilient design strategies. First a series of horizontal planes placed against the direction of prevailing wind form a protected outdoor plaza suitable for events year-round. Secondly a tower directs natural light inward and reduces indoor temperature by means of stack effect. Thirdly a double-layered roof reduces thermal loads while forming terraces open to the public. Together in form and materiality the center introduces a new civic forum specific to the site’s weather, landscape and community life.

JJP is an architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing creative solutions for the built environment.Founded in 1981, the firm is based in Taipei,Taiwan with offices in Shanghai, Xiamen and Beijing.The firm combines talented design capability and diversified technical experience into a comprehensive,world-class service package for clients in Taiwan and around the globe.The firm has demonstrated the highest levels of professional expertise, especially in large complex projects.Such accomplishment is also affirmed by the numerous awards for design excellence that the firm has received.