National Award for Arts, the highest honor afforded to artists, held its ceremony at Taiwan Air Force Innovation Base on 25th, March, 2016.

The professionals of this year’s recipients include architecture, literature, music, dance and fine art. “Each of the winners magnificently contributes to Taiwan’s artistic community” said an NCAF official.

Per the NCAF jury citation: “Joshua Jih Pan‘s design pursues a balance between form and function with a refined aesthetics that reflects an abiding sensitivity towards technology, environment, public and society. His diverse portfolio of work maintains a continuous emphasis on sustainability, and incorporates social, historical and environmental concerns to create architecture that elevates the humanistic value.”

 

Photos by Isa Ho

 

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Joshua Jih Pan’s acceptance speech

short comments of Pan’s recommender and the jury

President Ma’s short speech during the ceremony