Xiafu Activity-Center

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture
Firm LocationTaipei, Taiwan
Project locationXiafu, New Taipei City, Taiwan
CompanyIMO Architecture + Design / JC Cheng + Associates +Architects + Planners
Lead ArchitectIMO Architecture + Design / JC Cheng + Associates
Design TeamIMO(Random Order) : Chen Weiching, Urdaneta Zeberio, Atelier Boronski, Lain Satrustegui, Sheng-Chieh Chen , Jon Saenz del Castillo,Javier Milara //JC Cheng & Associates, Architects & Planners : Daniel Cheng, Huang Yi-Chan, Liao Wei-Chen, Tai Kan-Yun, Hsu Hsuanewi, Lin Yu-Hsun, Wu Sheng-Yu, Tsai Yao-Cheng. Structure Engineer: Envision Engineering Consultant. MEP: Ye Jun-Liang Engineering Consultant
ClientNew Taipei City Government

In a landscape dominated by fast, economical and utilitarian architecture, where cultural considerations are left as superfluous and thus are diminished, the Xiafu Activity Center stands as an example of how Taiwan's rich cultural past can still inform the next generation of architecture to give it much needed cultural relevance and placeness. Xiafu demonstrates that architecture can fulfil more than just a utilitarian function, it can enhance and contribute to the positive development of a unique cultural identity and the subsequent vitally important unique perspectives that it produces.