located in the nei-hu district of taipei, our task was to design a 5,000 square meter main church space which will be the largest in taiwan. in addition, the design was to accommodate for additional program including but not limited to offices, classrooms, a café and bookstore.
our goal was to create an identifiable icon within the city that would welcome all religions while architecturally addressing the issues of flow, density, and cultural agency of a place.
taking advantage of the site’s corner location and it’s access to the train station, one of the key elements in situating the new design was to create an easy flow in and out of the church resulting in a building that would interact with it’s surroundings.
the church auditorium incorporates a traditional amphitheater design thereby freeing up the space beneath the theater for the church’s major social hub and point of community-building.