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Diversity Center

An office tower stands in the seaside town which has diverse history, as a function of the vending machine 

Taipei / Taiwan


Year: 2014

Type: Urban Complex

Function: Office tower

Property: Academic / Individual




This site is the gate of Tamsui, a normal office building stands here, but this site deserves more. As a result, the concept of the vending machine is used to develop this project. To me, a vending machine is an object that combines the function of display and product. This site is the beginning of the travel of Tamsui`s history, which is one of the most diverse areas in Taiwan. In addition, it is the first impression of Tamsui to the visitors who come by MRT. Therefore, in this office building companies can work and publicize their creativities to visitors at the same time.

Tamsui, New Taipei City



Tamsui is a sea-side district in New Taipei, Taiwan. It is named after the Tamsui River; the name means "fresh water". The town is popular as a site for viewing the sun setting into the Taiwan Strait, and its historical attractions. Tamsui was colonized by Spanish, Dutch, British, Chinese and Japanese.



This part of offices seems as the most creative part, so the studios in this building are designed in the main elevation in order to display to the public.


The auditorium`s function can serve all companies in this building to present their products, it is as same as the output box of the vending machine.

Office Type


There are three types of office in this building including small, medium, and large one. All of these offices are designed behind the main elevation, which likes the storage part of vending machine.

Service core / Gallery


Service core in this building is diverted to two. One of these is open to the public and another one is private. Furthermore, one axis is designed on the ground floor of this building which can connect to the tradition market behind the building.

Sunken Plaza


A sunken plaza is designed at the bottom of this building which can connect to the underpass of MRT station. 

It is a huge vending machine standing at the gate of Tamsui, and the beginning of history 

* 2013 Best project award at Tamkang University

* Nominated by TKU for Shinjinsen, Asian Architecture Rookie Awards