GOVERNMENT & CIVIC

WAN HAI LINES COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

TAIPEI, TAIWAN

The union between artistic celebration and energy conservation are seamless in this dramatic architectural design for the progressive Wan Hai Lines company’s corporate headquarters located in Taipei, Taiwan. Positioned on the historic paper mill site of its sister company Shihlin Paper, Wan Hai features a white perforated sunscreen surrounding the building as a protective solar filter for energy conservation. Its design is representative of origami, the art of paper folding, giving homage to the Japanese who built the original paper mill structures and showcasing their unique style of paper art. The glistening pattern of the triangular folds across the façade also reflects the patterned ripples of a tranquil sea symbolizing good weather and safe sailing for the shipping company. In contrast to the white screen is the inner red core of the building that by its color represents happiness, good fortune and long life according to Chinese culture. Clearly this eco-sensitive artistic design provides a symbolic identity and classic design simplicity of both art and architecture. In fact, a portion of the screen’s cost may qualify as Taipei City Public Art to minimize its initial construction investment, while the long term effect of its energy savings will decrease the building’s operational cost. Therefore this architectural form of modern art gives back value visually, economically and environmentally. It is in many ways creating the art of sustainability.

 

 

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120 N ORANGE  AVENUE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32801

P  407  644  2656      F  407  628  3269

SITE DESIGNED AND CREATED BY HHCP

© 2019 HHCP, Inc. All Rights Reserved