De-Guang Presbyterian Church

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm LocationTaichung, Taiwan
Lead ArchitectWei-Li Liao
ClientDe-Guang Presbyterian Church

This 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.