Taiwan Glass QFG, Qingdao, Architecture

For their main branch in mainland China, Taiwan’s largest glass manufacturer, Taiwan Glass commissioned a 4.100 sqm office building as well as master planning of the 20.000 sqm area in Qingdao, China, including smaller buildings such as gate house, canteen building, and pagoda. A three-storey building housing offices, restaurant as well as apartments for company managers were realised. The general floorplan separates the structure into two buildings, apartment and office building, connected by an elegant bridge on the third floor. Following on from the first building for Taiwan Glass in Fujian, China, also by PHILIPP MAINZER, this building features glass as the main focal point. Creating a presentation of the company’s main product, float glass, a reinforced concrete structure and large glass curtain wall creates a harmonious appearance for the façade and building, whilst ensuring transparency and maximum use of daylight. High-end interior design and refined landscaping accentuate the new built.

Download press release “Philipp Mainzer completes office building and master planning for Taiwan Glass in Qingdao, China”

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Facts

Client:
Taiwan Glass
Location:
Qingdao, China
Status:
Completed
Programme:
4.100 sqm office building, 20.000 sqm master planning

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-3, 5, 8
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Sandra Stachelroth, Anke Wollbrink, Miriam Tocino, Tudor Maldarescu, Julia Kluger
Local architect(s):
Stephen Wang, planning phases 4, 6, 7, 9
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth

Taiwan Glass FPG, Fujian, Architecture

A new company base for Taiwan’s largest glass manufacturer, Taiwan Glass in Fujian, China, a 4.200 sqm office building was commissioned by the client to administer the new factory complex. A three-storey building to house the company’s offices, administration, showroom, restaurants as well as apartments for company managers along with connected buildings such as the gatehouse and a plant building were constructed. The general floor plan of the building was structured around two large courtyards allowing for a generous amount of daylight and generating a very comfortable working environment. Together with Taiwan Glass a partially coated Low-E glass was developed, which was produced especially for the façade of the new office building in Fujian. The coated areas of the glass are mirror-finished from the outside but still remain transparent from the inside. The result is a glass facade that provides the required protection from sun and heat as well as producing an aesthetically interesting appearance.

Download press release “Completion office building for Taiwan Glass FPG in Fujian, China”

Facts

Client:
Taiwan Glass
Location:
Fujian, China
Status:
Completed
Programme:
4.200 sqm office building

Credits

Architecture:
PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, planning phases 1-5
Team:
Johanna Egenolf, Iris Kerber, Buket Kocyigit, Simone Götz, Anke Wollbrink, Nilgün Yaslier
Local architect(s):
China Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd., Shanghai, planning phases 6-9
Photography:
Ingmar Kurth