The site is surrounded by agricultural land and commands an open view with local residences encircling the peripheral area. The museum, on the site’s northeast corner, and the factory, on the southwest side, make room for the largest-possible outdoor garden. The museum educates tourists on chocolate, and a tour around the factory familiarizes them with the chocolate-making process. The string of activities in the museum, plaza, and factory presents a most fulfilling trip to the world of chocolate.
Hunya is a renowned food brand in Taiwan with a long history. To transform the chocolate brand image and inspire innovations, the building adopts a solid volume cut in different angles from the chocolate-colored exterior to convey chocolate imagery. Through several major cracks in the appearance, a totally distinct, flowing inner space is seen. A void space is created by the three-floor atrium through the center of the volume, with a sky-bridge and staircases crossing within. At the end of the tour is a greenhouse with cacao trees. Various exhibitions take place in the spaces on both sides of the greenhouse.
Chocolate, a symbol of everlasting taste with surprising fillings, embodies the daring, innovative spirit of the brand.