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Laboratory for Shihlien Biotech Salt Plant

Firm LocationTaipei, Taiwan
Project locationHuai'an, China
CompanyWZWX Architecture Group
Lead ArchitectStephen Wang

This is a laboratory for a world-class medical-grade salt plant. Purity is an essential focus of the salt production process and a driving concept for the design. The plan is a regular array of salt crystals. A series of cubic protrusions accommodates each of the key functions. Entrances and key elevations are characterized by contrasting fluid curvatures to create welcoming gestures. The interior is crisp and restrained, contrasted by the use of wood and wood-grained exposed concrete in key rooms. Full height low-E glazing provides ample daylight and views of the countryside for the users.