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Mighty Dragon On The Hill
Designer: Hung Ta Chiu
Design Type: Architecture; Working Spaces
Company / Organization / School: T. E & C Architects & Associates
Team Members: Liu, Kang Cheng; Huang, Chiung Wei & Luo, Ching You
This case takes the image of traditional Chinese dragon, in the place that takes up 7 hectares. The case has to not only meet the complex needs for such considerable technology industry, but also account for the impact upon the environment and culture. According to the demand for production and function, there are six main buildings in the park, including administration center, research center, dormitory and production line. The architecture mimics the heat sink of engine, combining arch feature, taking the vertical element as main theme. By abstracting the primitive landscape of forest, the whole park is linked as a flat band. In reference to traditional Chinese dragon, and the seasonal changes of surroundings, the cliff of architecture is designed as irregular divisions that highlight the arch. Fukuta is the big factory that produces electronic cars. Design group in this case has tried the best to reduce environmental impact and to insist on the spirit of sustainability. In addition to meeting all needs of the production team in the park, this case has also included original landscape and respected local faith, so as to be the paradigm that combines ecology and culture, and the leading dragon of technological industry.