• Wanhua Public Housing
  • Wanhua Public Housing
  • Wanhua Public Housing

Wanhua Public Housing

Taipei, Taiwan

The Juguan public housing project is located in the historic Wanhua district of Taipei. The district is dense and dry, with an eclectic mix of interesting old buildings, but hardly any green spaces. The main concept was to merge the landscape with the architecture creating a greenbelt that follows the circulation of the architecture. The centerpiece of the greenbelt is a massive planted space up along the grand entry stairway. The grand stairway also opens up into a playground providing the community with more public activity spaces which engages both the architecture and landscape.

In an effort to project more green spaces out into the neighborhood, vertical green walls are used and outdoor green park balconies are implemented on every floor. At the south side, movable vertical green panels can shift depending on angle of the sun. Public art installations at key indoor spaces emphasizes local culture and artists. On the rooftop, an urban farm provide residents not only the opportunity to grow vegetables, but to further enhance the social aspect of the project.