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

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.