De-Guang Presbyterian Church
Inspired from the documentation of the Bible that "before King Solomon built the first temple (Beit HaMikdash), the disciples gathered at the tabernacle," Liao Weili converts the tabernacle (tent) into a concise architectural image as the major design concept for De-Guang Presbyterian Church. The building balances its impact with the site and integrates into its surroundings harmoniously with a simple and humble attitude.
Steel plate grilles, a material that is common in Taiwan and is very easy to maintain, are hanged on the faced concrete exterior wall of the main building. It functions as a layer of clothing for the church, filters direct strong sunshine and provides efficient shading for the building. The double-layered facade design also improves ventilation and circulates airflow inside and outside the building.

基地位於台南,基地周圍建築多為三至六層連棟透天住宅,為環境紋理緊湊的樸實社區。
運用「虛實概念」模糊室內外的空間邊界,並讓教會成為社區或城市的中心。從《聖經》記載
「所羅門王在建造第一聖殿之前,信徒們於『會幕』聚會」得到靈感,將具象的會幕(帳篷)概念轉換為簡潔建築意象,以低調樸實的姿態回應基地環境,與週邊鄰里達到和諧與平衡之感。
清水混凝土的建築主體外牆上,使用台灣易取得也易維護的烤漆鋼板做出格柵設計,讓建築宛如穿上一層衣物,有效達到遮陽、濾光效果。雙皮層設計也有助建築內外的空氣流通。
空間設計以「一阻二引三通」為原則。進入教會前,在半戶外空間種植一棵從教會舊址移植的老樹,連結、延續教友對舊有教堂的記憶。半戶外空間引入社區交誼活動,常民與宗教得以在此產生連結。室內創造許多猶如「涵管」的通道,相互穿透和連結,就像一座微型城市或聚落的巷弄,也似人體的血脈氣場,加上挑高中庭,風能自由流動,讓房子變得舒適。
中介空間、半戶外空間、半公共空間滲透到每一層內部空間,企圖讓人產生「進到裡面又似進到外面,進到外面又像進到裡面」這般虛實交錯、內外界線模糊的感受。對內、對外的景致也能夠相互交融。
移動腳步穿越如巷弄般的通道、迴廊和階梯,這些中介空間拉長了身體感知經驗,延緩了時間感,企圖讓人心神沉澱下來,準備進入最高處的聖殿主堂。主堂構造採用V型柱撐起結構。夜裡,由室內透出溫暖的錯落光線,教會如一盞燈籠照映著社區鄰里。

De-Guang Presbyterian Church, Tainan
Owner/ De-Guang Presbyterian Church, Tainan
Location/ No.63, Deguang St., East Dist., Tainan City 70161, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Planning Office: AMBi Studio
Moderator: Wei-Li Liao Architects
Participants: Ren Qingli, Gao Dingxiang, Zhao Peirou, Lin Shifan, Hou Qiaozhen

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2020

Wall: RC concrete
skin: Painted facade grille
Roof: Standing seam lacquered aluminum sheet
Main hall: Douglas fir laminated timber
Base area 616㎡
Building area 335㎡
Floor area 2500㎡
Building floors Two underground floors, four underground floors
Design time
(From this year) February 2015 ~ May 2016
Construction time
(From this year) April 2017 ~ May 2020

De-Guang Presbyterian Church, Tainan
Owner/ De-Guang Presbyterian Church, Tainan
Location/ No.63, Deguang St., East Dist., Tainan City 70161, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Planning Office: AMBi Studio
Moderator: Wei-Li Liao Architects
Participants: Ren Qingli, Gao Dingxiang, Zhao Peirou, Lin Shifan, Hou Qiaozhen
Structure: Dingjiang Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd.,
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Hydropower: Guansheng Engineering Design Office
Air conditioner: Yucheng Air Conditioning Technology Co., Ltd.
Interior: AMBi Studio
Landscape: AMBi Studio
Engineering Architecture: Fuguach architecture, Liao Mingbin, Wen Kunyou, Lin Jingkai
Water and electricity: Fuguach architecture
Air conditioner: Yucheng Air Conditioning Technology Co., Ltd.
Interior: Fuguach architecture
Landscape: Fuguach architecture
Wood Structure: Defeng Wood Industry
Metal Plate : Heju Metal

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