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Chang Hua County Art Museum

Location
Chang Hua County, Taiwan
Built year
2014
Category
Architecture
Client
Chang Hua County Government
Floor area
8,669 m2
Description
 
Located in the historical district at the intersection of city center and the foot of Ba-Gua Mountain, Chang-Hua County Art Museum is destined to be contextual. The multi-faceted building volumes not only respond to the historically-rich context, also to the museum program. The 8-storey-tall tower holds all services, administration and galleries. We use steel exoskeleton structural system to free up the interior space and function, the branch-like structure also gives the museum a recognizable identity. The 5-storey-tall solid volume houses all major exhibition rooms. It is cladded with granite, and the window openings are carefully positioned to the city view. The podium functions as a lobby, it can also be a large orientation gallery to support big events such as exhibition openings and the curatorial exhibitions. The courtyard in the center of the podium brings in natural daylight and greenery, which soothes the eyes and gives the museum a more casual and intimate atmosphere.
 
Stacking up these three volumes results in three outdoor terraces. A grand stair next to the main entrance leads to the first terrace, which offers a good pause place for local mountain climbers to overlook the neighboring historical heritage. Overhang on the vertical wall rising up from courtyard is a public mixed-media art work of artist Wu Chien-Fu, visitors can get a close look from the cantilevered balcony. The second Terrace is on top of the exhibition rooms, the geometry of roof garden plantation follows the multi-faceted building profile. The roof terrace is an observatory. The city skyline is meticulously framed by the branching steel columns.
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  • Chiayi Art Museum

  • Dharma Drum Mountain Bow Yun Temple

  • Chang Hua County Art Museum

  • On On Nature Restaurant

  • Aoyama Dian Dian Residence

  • Jeou Gang Hydraulic Headquarter Building

  • Giant Inc. Design Center & Flagship Store

  • Novatecwheels Headquarter Building

  • Hotelday Teacape

  • The Installation Art Project of the 81 Gas Explosion Memorial

  • Tunghai University Humanities Building

  • Library & Administration Building, Jiun-Tou High School

  • Leader Kindergarten Fengchia Campus

  • Synchrotron Radiation Center Addition

  • Shi-Hu Police Station

  • Wen-Der Police Station

  • Kitazawa International Office

  • Lintronix Co., Ltd

  • C Residence

  • House H

  • House L

  • Taichung Wang Residence

  • C Residence

  • Chung-Hsiao Elementary School Pedestrian Bridge

  • Student Dormitory of Pin-Pei Senior High School

  • Offshore Wind Power Maintenance Center Competition

  • Defense Park – A Botanical Observatory

  • Southern Branch of the National Central Library& National Repository Library, Taiwan

  • New Sports Center of Tunghai University

  • Hotel Project, Chunghwa Post.

  • Taipei Performance Music Center Competition

  • Lin Nei Residence

  • Cheng Shin Rubber Inc. Xiamen Leisure Park Project

  • Zhongjian Building Competition

  • Tele-Communication Building, Yuan-Ze University (Competition)

  • SHO Kaohsiung

  • Librete Kaohsiung

  • 寶象鹽埕公設

  • 華固樂慕 CH宅

  • 星野灶廚

  • Drift Digital LTD office

  • MINIMAX

  • Pasture Yen Family

  • 富宇 L宅

  • JH 宅 renovation

  • Qin Mei Confinement Center

  • 石牌 CH宅

  • KUOCHEN Fugue

  • Qin Spa

  • HOUSE R

  • Hsin Yeh Housing

  • Jeou Gang Hydraulic Office

  • Hotel 53

  • KUOCHEN River Resident

  • KUOCHEN MRT

  • Wakayama Bokusui

  • Taipei Hoong Residence

  • Pregnancy care center, Yuan Lin

  • Hotel 52

  • Grass Mountain Chateau

  • All Your Family Happiness

  • Dafu Street Su house

  • ShoesBank

  • Peony Garden Japanese Restaurant

  • Bao Hua Jing Shuang Hallway

  • 捷安特 辦公室

  • 法鼓山 寶雲寺

  • 國城 鹽埕

  • 薇閣雲軒 實品屋

  • Members

  • Principal Architect

    Ming-Wei Huang

  • Design Director

    Aber Lin

  • Partner & Head of Construction

    Hao-Min Hsu

  • Jury Prize, Taiwan Architecture Award - Taifong Golf Course Clubhouses (collaborated with ÁLVARO SIZA+CARLOS CASTANHEIRA

    2021

  • Finalist, Taiwan Architecture Award - On On Nature Restaurant

    2021

  • First Prize, Taiwan Architecture Award - Chiayi Art Museum

    2021

  • Excellence Award, FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards - Chiayi Art Museum

    2021

  • First Prize, Competition of The Training Center of Taiwan Power Company

    2020

  • World Architecture Publication - Chiayi Art Museum

    2020

  • World Architecture Publication - On On Nature Restaurant

    2020

  • Award of Excellence, Taiwan Landscape Award - The Installation Art Project of the 81 Gas Explosion Memorial

    2018

  • Third Place, Southern Branch of the National Central Library & National Repository, Taiwan

    2018

  • Taiwan Outstanding Architects Award 2017

    2017

  • Chung-Hsiao Elementary School Pedestrian Bridge - Taichung City Space Design Award

    2016

  • Chang Hua County Art Museum - Taiwan Architecture Award shortlisted

    2016

  • Dharma Drum Mountain Bow-Yun Temple - Taiwan Interior Design Award

    2015

  • Jury Prize, Taiwan Interior Design Award - Pasture Yen Family

    2015

  • Chung-Hsiao Elementary School Pedestrian Bridge - FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards Golden Award

    2014

  • Chang Hua County Art Museum - FIABCI-Taiwan Real Estate Excellence Awards Golden Award

    2013

  • Wen-Der Police Station - 2010 Taiwan Architecture Award shortlisted

    2010

  • Wen-Der Police Station - ArchDaily Building of The Year 2010 Top 5

    2010

  • Wen-Der Police Station - AR Award for Emerging Architect Finalist

    2010

  • Wen-Der Police Station - Hansson Architecture Award First Prize

    2009

  • Jiun-tou Junior High School Library and Administration Center - WAACA 2008 shortlisted

    2008

  • China Architecture Media Award Young Architect Award Nomination

    2007

  • Tung Hai University Humanities Building - Taiwan Architecture Award Honorable Mention

    2005

  • Tung Hai University Humanities Building - Far Eastern Architectural Design Award 2004 Second Prize

    2004

Studiobase Architects, Design Group & Construction