Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment

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Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment

Contemporary Taiwan Architectural Development – design by Aedas Architects

8 Jun 2017

European School Yangmingshan Campus

Architects: Aedas

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Andy Wen of Aedas-designed Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment breaks ground

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

Designed by Andy Wen, Global Board Director of Aedas, the redevelopment of Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus broke ground on 8 June 2017.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

Located on the beautiful Yangmingshan in northern Taipei and adjacent to the famous Taipei Hwa Kang Arts School, the new campus for the international school will be a contemporary, vibrant campus that roots in traditional Taiwanese cultural and meets modern day demands for teaching and learning.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

The project was recently named the 5-star Best Public Service Architecture in Taiwan at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017 and will represent Asia Pacific to compete against other regional winners for the ultimate World’s Best at the year-end International Property Awards 2017.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

The design of the buildings took local climatic conditions into account and drew inspiration from traditional Taiwanese book cases to develop a series of shading ‘shells’ on the elevation, symbolising the encasing of knowledge in book cases.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

The laminated bamboo shell shading system reveals the contextual characteristics of Yangmingshan while maximising natural light and providing shading to the functional spaces to significantly reduce the reliance on artificial lighting and air conditioning. Patterned concrete claddings and brick walls create delicate façades in response to the brick structure of neighbouring school buildings.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

In the planning of the campus, Andy Wen also took full advantage of the hilly site to maximise indoor and outdoor communal and recreational spaces. Inspired by the spatial quality of Taiwanese alleyways, interesting interactive spaces are created along the main circulation route. There are landscaped courtyards and elevated terraces looking like traditional gardens to provide a natural, vivid and unique learning environment.

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

“We thank the school for giving us an opportunity to design this world-class and locally relevant school campus,” said Andy Wen. “It is an excellent example of integrating innovation, culture, heritage and sustainability into architectural design.”

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment – Building Information

Project: Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus Redevelopment Project
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Design and Project Architect: Aedas
Client: Taipei European School Foundation
Gross Floor Area: 19,361 sq m
Completion Year: 2021
Director: Andy Wen

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

Taipei European School Yangmingshan Campus

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