Taiwan   |  2021

MUSE Design Awards Platinum Winner

Hours on the Slope

Entrant Company

T.E&C Architects & Associates

Category

Architectural Design

Client's Name

Victor Taichung Machinery Works Co., Ltd.

Sub-Category

Office Building

The entire area is mainly divided into three buildings, while the design takes into consideration the relationship between the environment and the direction, adopting dark windows while reducing window area in ordered arrangement on the west side with excessive sun exposure to highlight the sense of volume. A large scale curtain wall is used on the east and the north sides, to create an excellent field of vision while introducing lighting on the north side without direct exposure to the sun. Although a large curtain wall is designed, this project chose to adopt LOE-E glass certified with Taiwan green construction material mark, which reduces the heat load on the overall building. The main factory plant section is fully air-conditioned with the special arrangement of buried pipeline wind-guiding system, which guides in the external air at a lower temperature from the inlet/outlet on the north side together with potted plant section via the particular height difference of this base, which then cools the temperature down via the deep soil 10m underground, thereby accessing outdoor fresh air for air-conditioner cooling and exchange through the most natural cooling approach, which decreases the entire plant’s air-conditioning energy consumption. The main materials for the external wall include granite and green building coating system. To create the rock solid spirit of the enterprise and the fusion with the environment, the office building selected natural stone for the mosaic on the curved surface. The factory plant with the largest area has adopted the coating system with the Green Building Mark, which contains no formaldehyde, TVOC volatile organic compounds, and hazardous substances; moreover, it is a coating system featuring low-carbon-footprint, no excessive external wall decorative wastes…etc. Due to the characteristics of the coating system such as gapless and low water absorption, etc., it can clean itself when the rain pours, making it easy to maintain.

Credits

T.E&C Architects & Associates
Wen Tong Hsieh
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Kang Cheng Liu
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Yung Chi Huang
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Sheng Hsiang Lin
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Cheng Tsung Chen
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Ming Hsing Su
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Pei Yu Lin
T.E&C Architects & Associates
Yu Chien Huang
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