in taipei, emerge architects deliver a multi-functional exhibition space surrounded by nature

in taipei, emerge architects deliver a multi-functional exhibition space surrounded by nature

in the nangang district of taipei, emerge architects have designed a new construction project for an exhibition space titled academia sinica eco-pavilion, a multi-purpose space that incorporates elements of sustainability and ‘answers to [the] primal crave for nature.
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emerge architects accomplish sustainability in a number of ways. firstly they were able to integrate a structure system consisting of src and beamless panel which ultimately reduced the carbon footprints and ecological impact. emerge architects



however the academia sinica eco-pavilion also respects the trees and foliage surrounding the building with an organic layout in an attempt to minimize the impact on the area. the addition of atriums, bridges and the peripheral woods extend the image of a foliage and nature. emerge architects



the ground floor has a variety of functions: receptions, presentations and seminars, etc with a pavilion that joins the ecological pond, paddy field and forest. the upper floor acting as ecological exhibition hall.emerge architects


overall, the design and coordination of space, landscape and exhibition purposes are based on the idea of having a seamless link between outside and inside of the building, with the wrap around glass providing constant exposure to nature.emerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architectsemerge architects






project info:


project name: academia sinica eco-pavilion new construction project
location: nangang district, taipei
function: exhibition space
architects: emerge architects: sam yang, ally chang, uz liu
structural engineer: tomita structural design


façade: post-fabricated exposed concrete, painted aluminum, 6+6mm laminated low-e glass.
windows & openings: trim with painted steel panel
interior: linoleum , eco-cement mortar paint
landscape: compressed concrete paving units
site area: 2121.17 sqm
construction area: 429.6 sqm
gross floor area: 841.17 sqm
floors: 2 floors above ground


years of design: dec,2012- feb,2014
years of construction: feb, 2014- june, 2016

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