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ChinPaoSan Necropolis – Taipei, Taiwan

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Building: ChinPaoSan Necropolis (Arrival Hall, Amphitheater, Pavilion)
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Local Architect: Chou Chienping Architects
Structural Engineer: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Local Structural Engineer: TH TSAI and Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Heng Kai Inc
Climate Engineer: Transsolar
Construction: Ongoing, expected completion 2019

AE Interest: intersecting spherical forms create symbolical geometry; openings in the intersecting spheres facilitate natural lighting; underwater photovoltaic cells increases efficiency by 20%; other sustainable energy strategies including geothermal heating & cooling, displacement ventilation, wind power, and rainwater collection.

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Written by Chou-Hsien Lin

October 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Posted in Built

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