KRIS YAO | ARTECH completes station for taiwan’s high speed railway
all images by jeffrey cheng

 

 

 

the taiwanese township of tianzhong is set amid changhua county’s rice growing farmland. in recent years, competition among local flower growers has turned the region into the home of a burgeoning horticultural industry. this context is referenced in KRIS YAO | ARTECH’s design of changhua’s new high speed rail station. the termius, and the overall planning of its landscaping, creates an interwoven scene of flowers, vegetation, water, and paving — both at the human scale and from a bird’s eye perspective.

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
the station, and its landscaping, creates an interwoven scene of flowers, vegetation, and water

 

 

 

large panes of glass preserve uninterrupted lines of sight, while curved greenhouse paneling allows sweeping views of the natural landscape. the lithe structural aesthetic of the station, which incorporates the elegance of flowers, ensures structural safety while also giving the building a graceful bearing. the roof, whose checkered pattern is reminiscent of rice paddies, is held up by curved columns that allow natural breezes and sunlight to enter the station.

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
the roof’s checkered pattern is reminiscent of rice paddies

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
the canopy is supported by curved columns that allow natural breezes

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
the lithe structural aesthetic of the station incorporates the elegance of flowers

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
the columns help bring sunlight into the station

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
large panes of glass preserve uninterrupted lines of sight

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
curved greenhouse paneling allows sweeping views of the natural landscape

kris yao artech taiwan high speed rail changhua station designboom
the station illuminated from within

 

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