HanYu Headquarters

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Hanyu Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Kuo Hsu-yuan+Effie Huang, Ben Lin, Chang Ching-Ping, Hsu Fu-Chu

"People Meet in Architecture" is the theme named by contemporary architect Kazuyo Mejima for the 2010 Venice Architecture Exhibition. The architectural team has taken the meaning of it and used the "form of meeting" as the basis of this commercial space architectural planning project. For this project, the design team uses the concepts of "back," "migration," and "return" to interpret the microcosm and macrocosm from time to space, giving a corporate headquarters with multiple looks.
The exterior of the building is composed of raw concrete and Georgian gray granite. Among them, the 5cm Georgian gray granite is made through three processing steps, including hand-drilling and deepening to create a cultural sense of architectural skin. The building’s volume and details are constructed through layers of thick and voluminous material. The thickness and aesthetics of each cut and chisel seem to retrace the steps of the architectural team. The glass railings are approximately 7cm thick, with U-shaped metal cladding to enhance the stability and strength of the glass, as well as the safety and separation of the first-floor corridor and the open space.