Campus Evangelical Fellowship Building
The project came about because the original four-story building and facility have almost reached the end of their lifespan. In addition to fully integrating the original environment, the new Campus Evangelical Fellowship building also addresses the functional and spatial requirements on the limited site. Following the original operation mode, the new building consists of three parts: the lower floors maintain the function of the bookstore and adopt a glass curtain wall in the lobby to extend its friendliness; the middle floors are for gathering and exhibitions, and the upper floors are set aside for praying, studying and office space. Given the variety of interior activities, the middle portion of the façade has a low opening ratio, which leads to a window pattern inspired by the Braille signs of the great commission, “Gospel of the kingdom of heaven will spread throughout the world". Above the sixth floor, randomly arranged windows are adopted to reflect the diversity of activities within the fellowship, including accommodations and a rooftop garden for the students.
The cross as the main visual element is manifested at two places. One is at the corner of the assembly hall, shaping the expression of day and night with light and shadow. The other one is on the wall facing the main road, like a lightbox that attracts the attention of passersby and inspires their curiosity toward the indoor activities. As a whole, the façade directly reflects the composite functions of the interior, while also echoing the busy surrounding business district and diverse environment. It is hoped that after the completion of the project, the building will not only promote the students’ evangelical work but also become a new landmark as a beacon to the city, gathering people and offering guidance.
Location: Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei
Structural system: SS & RC
Site area: 415m²
Building coverage: 300m²
Total floor area: 4,382m²
No. of stories: 3 below, 12 above grade
Design period: 2016.03 ~ 2017.09
Const. period: 2017.09 ~ 2019.12
類別: Commercial / Mixed Use、Office、Religious