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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

 
February 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

“Balancing economical and environmental interests.”

Kaohsiung is the largest industrial harbour centre of Taiwan.

The Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Centre is located in the heart of this industrial harbor. It is a place of departure and arrival of national and international passengers.

Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

  • Architect Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • project namePort and Cruise Service Center
  • city, countryKaohsiung , Taiwan
  • designer /architectKubota & Bachmann Architects
  • status of project / expected completion if applicableDesign Competition entry
  • firm website – www.kubotabachmann.com
  • photo credit Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Team profile

  • Designer Toshihiro KUBOTA, Yves BACHMANN
  • Landscape Architect Remy TURQUIN
  • Environmental Engineer Øyvind VESSIA
  • Ingenieurs Structure AEDIS
  • Perspectives Toshihiro KUBOTA
  • Architects Ikbal BOUAITA , Anthony THEVENONT

It constitutes the very face of Taiwan and therefore it should reflect Taiwan’s culture at its best.

Side View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Side View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Taiwan is an island of great nature, home to many bird species.

Front View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Front View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Our project is composed of a large vegetative carpet and functional program boxes.

Side View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Side View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

The idea of the vegetative carpet is to symbolize the natural beauty of the island of Taiwan and to raise public awareness of the urge to protect its environment:

  • The form of the vegetative carpet is the result of the dominant north wind and the functional organization of the project.
  • By creating a micro climate under its surface, the vegetative carpet reduces energy use underneath, meanwhile providing a sustainable approach to a greener harbour.
  • The colours of the different vegetations are a symbol for the native bird species and Taiwan’s diverse nature.
Side View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Side View of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

In essence, the Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Centre symbolizes the urgent need of balancing economical and environmental interests globally, as well as locally in the port of Kaohsiung.

Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

Interior of Kaoshiung Port and Cruise Service Center

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