Keelung is a gateway that through its history, climate, and the customs of its inhabitants, is predestined to make use of its exterior space. For this reason, we decided instead of planning the building as an independent object within an open space, we would propose buildings that will generate and structure this open space. The project form, together with the lighting, aims to provide a dramatic entry experience to Taiwan from both the sea and the city of Keelung.
TYPE: Transit, Office LOCATION: Keelung, TW STATUS: 2012, Competition Finalist AREA: 120,000 m2 BUDGET: $211M USD CLIENT: Taiwan International Ports Corporation DESIGN ARCHITECT: PAR, SES EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT: Ricky Liu Associates ENGINEER: Buro Happold, Envisions TRANSPORTATION: Moffatt & Nichol, Landdesign, Mega Trans VISUALIZER: Labtop, PAR
AWARDS International Competition, Honorable Mention, September 2012
EXHIBITIONS The Southern California Institute Of Architecture [Sci-Arc] 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Los Angeles, US, April 2013 D3 Unbuilt Visions Awards Exhibition University of Louisiana, US, March-April 2013 Keelung Harbor Tower Exhibition, Yangming Marine Museum, Taipei, TW, October 2012 Keelung Harbor Tower Exhibition, Keelung Evergreen Hotel, Keelung, TW, September 2012