Multiple-Stage Renewal of National Taiwan Ocean University
In the fall of 1981, our firm was invited to engage in the gradual renewal process of National Taiwan Ocean University (at that time it was called the College of Marine Science and Technology). The scheme used was to renovate some old buildings and to build some new ones. The stages of developments are as follows:
Working with very limited resources,
(a) to rebuild Hsiang-Fung Plaza at the front of the university, the school’s largest outdoor activities area then
(b) to enlarge and renovate the Dining Hall (925 sq.m.), and improve the Maritime Square in its foreground
(c) to rebuild the front gate, General Teaching and Administration Building and Conference Center. The main purpose of this stage of renewal was to upgrade the facades, to provide a refreshing atmosphere, and to strategically and gradually move the center of the University towards the newly-acquired seaside campus.
(a) to build a new Naval Studies Building in two stages, in order to improve the facilities and equipment of the Naval Science and Engineering Departments. This development is located next to the Seaside Highway, effecting the attempted upgrading of the seaside campus. Improvement of the outdoor areas was also carried out
(b) to tear down dilapidated structures, such as old warehouses, between the Maritime Building and the hilly slopes, and to beautify the grounds.
(a) to build a ten-story dormitory for 700 students, according to the long-term development plan for student housing
(b) to eradicate illegal structures between the Hsiang-Fung and seaside campuses
(c) to construct the Performance Hall, thus increasing meeting and conference facilities
(d) to renovate the old Maritime Building
(e) after the Department of Marine
(a) to build a new Gymnasium and Assembly Building (using the same hall for basketball and assembly), to improve the surrounding grounds, and to create a great lawn
(b) to build covered passages to solve the problem of moving large numbers of student between classes during the long rainy season
(c) to build a new Marine Food Science Building, which will be connected to the newly-renovated Marine Engineering and Technology Building to provide better teaching and research facilities for the Marine Food Science Department.
(a) to demolish the old Gymnasium and Assembly Building with rusty steel structures, and to build a new Library at this site, with covered passageways connecting to other central public buildings
(b) to build an athletic field on the former site of the Seaside Highway after the latter is relocated toward the ocean. The campus is thus enlarged outwards. Also, to erect a seagull sculpture by famous local sculptor Chu Ming, as a spiritual symbol of the University
(c) to design a new Maritime Management Building and buildings for Colleges of Science and Engineering Departments.
(a) to build a new General Classroom Building, also housing the National Open University and the Institute of Maritime Law
(b) to build a new men’s student dormitory No. 3 for 800 students
(c) to design a gymnasium with an indoor swimming pool at one end of the new athletic field.
(a) to build two new buildings for the Engineering College: one, a six-story building to contain an extension of the Electrical Engineering Department as well as newly-established Mechanical Engineering Department; the other, a five-story extension of the Naval Architecture Department Building with a 44-meter-long ship simulation laboratory.
(b) to build a Maritime Technology Building for the Navigation Technology, Marine Engineering and Technology, Institute of Maritime Technology.