• Two JJP projects win Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL)

    The first UK Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL) in 2019 has announced its finalists: The "Hsinchu Municipal Library" and "Midway House, Tsai Hsing Elite Club," both designed by JJP. The judges are comprised of representatives of internationally renowned architecture firms, including UNStudio (Netherlands), Zaha Hadid (UK), C. F. Møller (Denmark), and more. The award serves as an integrated platform that recognizes creative, innovative, socially impactful, and sustainable design solutions from the works of worldwide architects, interior designers, and real estate developers. Through creative ways of integrating local culture with sustainability, and embracing innovative architectural ideas, the two award-winning projects demonstrate JJP’s efforts in engaging with the international design community. read more: Midway House, Tsai Hsing Elite Club Hsinchu Municipal Library  more

  • World Book & Copyright Day @ National Library of Information invites JJP

    Celebrating World Book & Copyright Day, the National Library of Public Information and National Formosa University collaborated on the exhibition, “Beyond the Frame - Decoding the Workman’s Accomplishment,” where Joshua Pan, FAIA was invited to participate. Featuring “Reading Architecture” as the main theme, JJP’s exhibition consists of two parts: “Dreams that were achieved” and “Dreams yet to be realized.” The latter will be kept in the library as a permanent collection. The exhibition showcases the following projects: National Library of Public Information, National Taiwan University Hospital Cancer Center, Chinese Culture University Gymnasium, National Taipei University Electrical & Information Engineering Building, Neihu Media Production Park BOT Project, and Ping Tung Performing Art Hall. With the theme “the journey of an architect” as the basis, Mr. Pan recommends a series of a good read, including Chinese and English literature and children’s illustration books. He inspires the readers by conveying the importance of mastering the fundamentals  more

  • Giant Group Global Headquarters @ Tectonic Becoming Exhibition

    The 2020 “Tectonic Becoming Exhibition” will open on March 28 in the Taichung Cultural Heritage Park. “Giant Group Global Headquarters”, a project designed by JJP, will be exhibited. In terms of architectural design, the building form is dynamically sculpted to recall Giant’s technological prowess, while its curvaceous shape and sustainable design features evoke the simplicity and eco-friendliness of the bicycle. The project is a distinct landmark uniquely suited for the new headquarters of Giant Group. Following the tradition of the “Tectonic Becoming Exhibition,” the exhibition materials will include an overall site model and sectional models. Furthermore, related design drawings and photos, along with a 1: 1 model of a curved aluminum panel, are also featured for visitors to witness from conception to completion. On the opening day, project architect David Lee will be giving a presentation and engage with participants at the forum to further elaborate on the project. Read more: • 2020 Tectonic  more

  • "Leading Pioneer in Industrial Upgrade" Lite-On Technology Phase I Plant and Administration Building

    The master plan of Lite-On Technology project is based on the concept of an unpolished piece of jade, with a network of landscaped roads serving the buildings planned in two phases that are linked by Inner Ring North Road, thereby forming a polished overall configuration. Within the 2.2 hectare site, the architecture takes balance craftsmanship and budget into consideration, effectively shortening the construction period and reducing manpower. The exterior wall adopts modular sandwich panels, while the service core is arranged on the east and west sides of the building. By enriching the façade expression through a bar-code appearance combined with deep recessed windows and curtain wall design, the form and function are effectively integrated. The building includes conferences, administration, work areas, restaurants, training classrooms, and gyms. Natural light is introduced through generous windows, combined with a lighting plan with a delightful color scheme, the aim is to create a pleasant environment for  more

  • Voice Architecture Lab visits JJP

    The founding partner of the Voice Architecture Lab, Mr. Yu-Chieh Chiang, knew JJP’s attendants at “2019 AIA International Region Conference-Shanghai” last year. Both of Mr. Chiang and JJP wished to have further interaction soon. This time, Mr. Jiang visited four principals, Chungwei Su, Hsiao-Ming Chang, Alex Chuang, and Chris H. Chao, on 3/4. Both parties shared their professional practice and some of its bitterness on the projects. In the future, all expect to bring better benefits to society via the architecture profession.  more

  • JJP was named one of the 10 firms crafting the cultural landmarks of tomorrow said Architizer A+award

    Architizer A+award is now celebrating its 8th Anniversary, featuring the Future of Architecture. Giving global recognition to forward-thinking designers that are forging new solutions for our evolving world. The Editors and Jury have selected ten firms notable for crafting the cultural landmarks of tomorrow. Quote from the press (https://architizer.com/blog/inspiration/collections/future-of-architecture-cultural-landmarks/) “From museums and theaters to libraries and pavilions. The traditions of construction, form and spatial organization inform how culture is manifested in physical space. The following projects showcase some of the innovative and award-winning cultural buildings constructed over the last decade. Together, they show how architects are making iconic designs that can become landmarks for the future.” JJP was honored to have the pleasure of innovating with their client, Delta Electronics. The ‘Ring of Celestial Bliss.’ was the main lantern of Taiwan’s Lantern Festival in 2013. From the exterior, the lantern appears as a glowing object hovering in the night air, a feat achieved  more

  • Yangmei Logistics Center published on ARCHIPENDIUM 2020 design calendar

    The ARCHIPENDIUM calendar is published by German publisher Archimappublishers intended for designers and design enthusiasts. Each issue contains 365 unique or contemporary examples of architecture and interior design, allowing the design works to be seen by the world in a unique way. The “Yangmei Logistics Center” designed by JJP Architects and Planners was invited to appear on the page of the 23rd or March 2020, the third project by JJP Architects and Planners to be collected in the ARCHIPENDIUM calendar (previous works include the Dingpu MRT Station and the E.Sun Hope Campus. The project is a logistics warehouse, located in Yangmei, Taoyuan. It is surrounded by countryside houses and ponds with a high-speed railway passing close to the site. Displaying new design thinking that sets a benchmark for future logistics, the project’s flowing appearance of the speed of distribution, exhibited within ARCHIPENDIUM's design calendar, shows JJP’s continuous pursuit of a future architectural  more

  • "1001 Libraries To See Before You Die "Smile Taiwan" Recommends National Library of Public Information

    A well-known website "Smile Taiwan" introduces Taiwanese scenery with unique themes. By experiencing the charm of urban and rural areas through in-depth tourism, the website conveys the yearning of beauty and its pursuit in Taiwan. Recently they report on "The National Library of Public Information" designed by JJP Architects and Planners. The article introduces five stylish libraries in Taiwan to readers as part of Smile Taiwan’s "1001 Libraries To See Before You Die”. The National Library of Public Information stands out with the architectural image of "a river of flowing knowledge". The Library Association's IFLA lists it in "1001 libraries to see before you die", making it the first library in Taiwan to be registered on this list. The National Library of Public Information embodies the interactive exchange of knowledge, and shares the local cultural landscape with readers, between the mountain image space and the flow of the natural light permeating the  more

  • “Life-long practice of humanistic architecture” an interview by FBS media

    Joshua Pan, FAIA, accepted an online media interview with " FBS media ", a marketing communications research company dedicated to real estate and media. From Mr Pan’s training, practice, and business establishment, through to his pursuit of architectural and humanistic realization, Mr. Pan has shown the original human values and building appearance of Taiwanese architecture in changing times. Mr. Pan also talked about the living philosophy of senior citizens in an aging society. The elder generation wants to be needed, “by using design techniques, the older members of the community is able to contribute to society again, and is not just the party that society has to care for. The interview also mentioned some recent concepts such as "co-living programs" and "big public / small private spaces", through the introduction of Mr Pan’s company’s (JJP Architects & Planners) cases, the readers were made more aware of the key principles of senior citizen  more

  • Economic Daily News interviews Chunghwa Precision Test Tech for new Headquarters Inauguration

    Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (the client) was video-interviewed by Economic Daily News regarding their new headquarters design goal and their current business model. During the interview, the client mentioned that they had worked with JJP Architects and Planners to deliver an optimal environment for their employees. Multiple sustainable design concepts include a multi-layer LOW-E glass curtain wall with electric sunshade louvers to form natural outer wall ventilation, dual wall system, stack ventilation, and a roof garden. Some of the interior areas incorporate high-ceilings, which form excellent spaces for exterior views and employee communication. The overall design uses concise lines to represents the client’s corporate image and representation of the spirit of technology. Economic Daily News Chunghwa Precision Test Tech new headquarters 经济日报影音专访  「中华精测企业总部大楼」设计说明     more