CES Chapel at Bade Campus

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyJJP Architects and Planners
ArtistJoshua J. Pan
Design TeamSheng-Tien Yeh, Rafael Martinez, Jason C. Ouyang, Tzu-Hua Wu, Maya Cheng, Yu-Ting Lin, Shih-Fang Huang, Chia-Lin Yang
ClientCES Board of Trustees
CreditVesper W.S. Hsieh

The chapel at the Bade Campus functions as the spiritual and circulatory heart of the campus. The architectural design features steel columns extruded to the roofs, and reinforced with buttresses to form a long-span diagrid slab system mimicking the ribbed vaults in gothic architecture. Natural light diffuses through the glass clerestory and brightens the space throughout the day. As the morning light penetrates the stone façade, the chapel is filled with a spiritual aura while a bright cross is projected deep into the space, evoking the biblical passage “I'm the light.

JJP is an architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing creative solutions for the built environment.Founded in 1981, the firm is based in Taipei,Taiwan with offices in Shanghai, Xiamen and Beijing.The firm combines talented design capability and diversified technical experience into a comprehensive,world-class service package for clients in Taiwan and around the globe.The firm has demonstrated the highest levels of professional expertise, especially in large complex projects.Such accomplishment is also affirmed by the numerous awards for design excellence that the firm has received.