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Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Taiwan Architecture News - Apr 6, 2020 - 09:24   6625 views

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Japanese elite architect Hiroshi Hara incorporated with Tai Architect & Associates completed a sophisticated residential office tower next to Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park, Taiwan.The site is located within the special zoning district for the Hsinchu Station of the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) in Zhubei where the famous Hsinchu Science Park and some research institutes are nearby.

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

View from THSR Station Entrance. Image © Chaolee Kuo

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Night View to Front Opening. Image © Jen-chian Yang

The project is mainly for used as a commercial office building, with eighteen floors above grade and three below, the site faces 30M-wide Gaotie 7th Road on the West and a 20M-wide planning road on the South. Standing in front of the THSR station, the building comprising of three programmatic spaces that includes commercial, office, and residential, in order to respond the complexity of local urban planning. This building is presently the only high-rise in the surrounding area, however many skyscrapers around can be expected.

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Balcony at Atrium. Image © Jen-chian Yang

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Balcony at Atrium. Image © Jen-chian Yang

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Perspective View. Image © Tai

Since the initial planning stage, the design idea was developed from unban context. In order to create a distinctive and unique building, Hara and Tai studied carefully the building elements with possible future urban forms around it. As the result, the two large openings on the building facades, conceptually metaphorical to the “vertical courtyards”.

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Roof Top. Image © Jen-chian Yang

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Upper Atrium. Image © Jen-chian Yang 

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Upper Atrium. Image © Jen-chian Yang

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

Ground Floor Shopping Arcade. Image © Jen-chian Yang 


Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan


Ground Floor Plan. Image © Tai

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

3rd Floor Plan. Image © Tai

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

4th Floor Plan. Image © Tai

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

8th Floor Plan. Image © Tai

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan

13th Floor Plan. Image © Tai

Huiyo Vision Office Building- A New Typology of Residential Office Building in Taiwan


18th Floor Plan. Image © Tai

There are types of function in this building, including commercial shops on the lower level, large offices on the middle, small residential offices on the upper floors. Large office spaces are located between the 4th and the 12th floor, equipped with different sizes of meeting rooms. At the 4th floor courtyard, a pool with blue lights acts as a light well, where light and wind through openings creating a variety of pleasant environment. From the 13th to the 18th floor, the higher portion of the building, which provide a variety of flexible programs of studios or residential offices. Contracting to the surrounding mannerism real estate buildings, architects believe this simple and unadorned building in front of station will create a new architectural typology and enrich local urbanism.

Project facts

Project  name: Huiyo Vision Office Building

Location: 65, Gaotie 7th Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu County 302, Taiwan    

Design period: 2006-07

Construction period: 2007-10

Design architect: Hiroshi Hara + Atelier Phi, Tokyo

Local architect: Daniel Tai /Tai Architect and Associates, Taichung

Project team: Chien-Cheng Ku, Chun-Ying Liu, Hsin-Min Hung, Chia-Ying Kao, Tsung-Che  Hsieh

Structural consultant : Da Yan Engineering Consultant Co., Ltd.

 HVAC consultant : Jin Ding Professional Electrical Engineer Associates

Generl contractor : Chien Kao Construction Co., Ltd.

Top image © Jen-chian Yang

All images: © Jen-chian Yang, courtesy of Tai Architects and Associates unless otherwise stated.

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