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Giant Group Global Headquarters

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    JJP Architects and Planners
  • Lead Designer
    Joshua Pan
  • Design Team
    David Lee,Yang-Sheng Chen,Ady Tsai,Shih-Fang Huang,Teng-Mao Huang,Chao-Ching Wang,Syue-Shuan Leng
  • Architect
    JJP Architects and Planners
  • Interior Designer
    C. J. Studio
  • Const. Company
    Lee Ming Construction Co., Ltd.
  • Location
    Taichung, Taiwan
  • Project Date
    30/11/2019

The architectural design of the new headquarters for the leading bicycle manufacturer in the world, evokes the speed of cycling and the raw material of the bicycle frame to create a distinct temple of cycling culture.
The tapering tower form corresponds with the program arrangement while the architecturally expressive undulating slab covers mitigate sunlight with the deepest overhang on the south side in the form of balconies that offer views towards downtown Taichung. The cycling culture museum features a fluid interior spatial sequence that fully complements the architectural design.
Landscape elements include flowing pebble paving patterns and a set of curved exterior stairs around an outdoor plaza that is reached from the sidewalk via a pedestrian/cyclist bridge formed by z-shaped bent steel plates.

Bio
JJP is an architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing creative solutions for the built environment. Founded in January, 1981 by Mr. Joshua Jih Pan, the firm is based in Taipei, Taiwan with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen. The firm combines talented design capability and diversified technical experience into a comprehensive, world-class service package for clients in Taiwan and around the globe.