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Jiao-xi Presbyterian Church

Firm LocationTaichung, Taiwan
CompanyAmbi-Studio
Lead ArchitectWei-Li Liao
Design TeamREN,QING-LI、ZHANG,JIA-SHU、ZHAO,PEI-ROU、HUANG,YOU-JUN、LIN,SHI-FAN、XIE,YU-XIANG、HOU,CIAO-JHEN
ClientThe Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Jiao-xi Church

The Church is located in Yilan, north-east of Taiwan. We use four cubes below to support the main hall above, complying with the Bible description ’The Temple of God is built on top’. The lifted up building allows people walk through the square on ground, just like the alley and street in our city, connecting the surrounding communities and greenbelts, and we try to have dialogue with the irregular shape building next door. Inside the main hall, we use timber structure to create an egg shaped space symbolizing the mother’s uterus that gave birth to life.