Juan Hua

Client CDC
Location New Taipei City, Taiwan
Status Completed in 2023

The facade pattern of Juan Hua was based on the historic farmland pattern and the idea of harvest.

Juan Hua - "engraved art" - is a new 89-unit residential tower located in the Yang Bei District within Xin Dian city in Taipei. The tower has been positioned to take advantage of views to a greenbelt to the south as well as a garden immediately adjacent to the east.

Juan Hua sits within in its own massive garden - over 1,000 sq. meters, which is rare in this dense, urban context. The project was designed to blur the boundaries between inside and out, and the large garden houses a number of building amenities including a multi-function pavilion. Some of the units at the lower levels and penthouse levels will have their own exclusive outdoor garden areas as well.

Upper floors feature double-height living room spaces and private gardens. At the tower’s top is a tea house within a publicly accessible sky garden.

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The façade pattern was modeled off of the site's historic farmland pattern.

This "harvest" concept is expressed through warm-colored metal frames which are stretched multiple floors. Projected frames provide outdoor shading while creating depth to the facade, which ties to the exposed structure.

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2024 Award of Merit - SARA New York Design Award


Design Architect

Project Team

Gary Handel, Allen Cheng, Cianne Oconer, Wilson Fong, Wei Wang, Rocky Stilson

Design Partner(s)

Local Architect - HCCH & Associates Interior Designer - LWMA


Lucas K. Doolan and Sara Lee