Construction Systems

Kaoshing, Taiwan

  • Location: Kaoshing, Taiwan
  • Architect: C.Y. Lee & Partners, Taiwan
  • Completion: 1999
  • Client: Shenger Corporation, Taiwan
  • Scope of work: Cable net facade with point supported glazing
  • Cladding: 820 m² single layer safety glass
  • Type of structure: approx. 15 t single layer cable net

1 chung taiThe Chung Tai Chan Temple in Taiwan is a new spiritual centre dominated by a huge pagoda.
 
Positioned in visual contrast to the monumental design of the building, two filigree plane cable structures offer a nearly unobstructed view of the sitting Buddha inside.
 
Each facade has a surface area of approximately 410 m² and consists of rectangular point supported fully tempered glass panels with a lateral length of 1.50 m.

As a concession to the high local wind loads, the prestressed cables of the single layer cable net structure are each designed for loads of 200 kN.

 

 

 

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