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Location: No.2, Wenxian Rd., Zhongxing New Village, Nantou City, Nantou County 540, Taiwan
Type: Educational – Public
Site Area: 24721.58 m2
Total Floor Area: 42729.62 m2
Program: Office, laboratory, Library
Architects: Bio-architecture Formosana + NOIZ ARCHITECTS
Located in Nantou County’s Central Taiwan Science Park in Zhongxing New Village, Central Taiwan Innovation Campus MOEA (CTIC) is a multi-purpose Research Institute. With the rapid outflow of talents due to legislative administration alteration in addition to the destructions caused by 921 Earthquake, the local development of Zhongxing New Village was once severely affected. Under the premise of maintaining existing cityscape as well as the quality of lifestyle, the project aims to undergo a transition in becoming a high-end Research Park by integrating central Taiwan research resources to promote local economic development.
The design of the project incorporates local visual landscape components. The greenery starts from the plaza on the ground level, continues through the employees dining area, proceeds to the rooftop and finally converges back to the nature at the back of the site. The building façade is composed entirely by metal-framed curtain wall and aluminum louver panels with laboratory pipelines and maintenance pathway placed in between.
Perforated louver panels which serve as shelter, creates rhythmic pattern with their curvature and density. The main feature of the building façade- 3358 pieces of architectural exterior sun shades designed by Noiz Architects (Keisuke Toyoda and Chia-Hsuan Tsai) were manually installed by the construction team.
The exhibition area and the library located at the core area are connected with the laboratories and office area by the footbridges, which as a whole serve as a common space for the researchers to exchange their creative ideas. The semi-outdoor platform at the rooftop is collocated with trees and plantation, as well as a canopy formed by solar panels, more spaces are hence provided for the public to stay and take a rest as they wish.
In this project, it targets the major nine indicators among EEWH green building certification system in Taiwan which in turn puts forward the integrated and thorough strategies. The ultimate aim is to build a low-carbon architecture and low-carbon city. Moreover, the design technique on intelligent building coordinating with advanced research equipment has allowed the middle area of Taiwan to be developed into another stronghold of innovating industrial exploration engages technology, ecology and culture.