Biomedical Engineering Building, National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University plans to build a Biomedical Engineering Building on the Fanglan campus for promoting medical engineering researches. By merging research strengths of bio-agriculture, engineering, information science, and bio-technology colleges with the functions of National Taiwan University Cancer Hospital, the project aims to develop a bio-medical axial region to enhance cancer treatment and medical researches.

The building adopts the imagery of “medical books” to metaphorize a “jewelry box of knowledge.” Piling and transforming of books shape the configuration of the building mass. Decoded genetic signs are used to constitute the surface of the building. The whole architectural form takes on the concept of “inheriting the cultural heritage of the university, turning a new page on bio-medical engineering.” After integration, the teaching/research complex incorporates a portion of architectural vocabulary typical of the campus to convey the sustained cultural ethos of the university. The building materials employ the color theme of the Thirteen Gutter Tiles and terrazzo. Higher levels of the building feature the vocabulary of lightness and transparency to present the imagery of departmental integration and a technological future. At the lower levels, a courtyard and green corridors string together teaching and research activities among the faculty and students, and incorporate separate horticulture sections in the surroundings.

Location : Taipei

Structural system: RC

Site area : 7263 ㎡

Building coverage : 5065 ㎡

Total floor area: 28235 ㎡

No. of stories: 2 below, 9 above grade

Design period: 2008.04~2009.10

Const. period : 2010.01~2011.11

類別: Biotechnology / Pharmaceutical、Education、R&D

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