New Deantronics is a medical/surgical device developer and manufacturer founded in San Francisco, California, in 1985 with engineering and manufacturing operations in Taiwan. Its product offerings encompass a wide range of medical disciplines, including general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedics, and cosmetics. The design follows international sterilization standards and is expected to connect with the global medical industry.

In consideration of the office building’s orientation with sunlight exposure, the plan primarily uses triangular folds to avoid western sunlight on the façade and thereby creating a rhythmic vocabulary. The staff activity space occupies the center of the cluster, which expresses the core values of the client, “caring”, “human-oriented” and “family.” The folds on the building mass project a pioneering image in the R&D field. It also helps to introduce natural light and ventilation to accomplish the target of energy-saving while creating comfortable exterior and interior spaces.

The design team, led by Joshua Jih Pan, FAIA, participated in the opening ceremony of a project that is simultaneously rooted in the local context while projecting a global vision.

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