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Chapel at CEGST Bade Campus

CompanyJJP Architects and Planners
Lead DesignersJoshua 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
Project LocationTaoyuan, Taiwan
ClientCES Board of Trustees
CreditsVesper W.S. Hsieh
Prize(s)Honorable Mention in / Other Architectural designs
Entry Description

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 of the world”.


JJP Architects and Planners is an architectural and planning firm dedicated to providing creative solutions in the design and planning of human environments. The firm combines a proven track record, advanced education, talented design capability, diversified technical experience, and a wide range of professional, teaching, and research backgrounds into a comprehensive, world-class service package for clients in Taiwan and from around the globe.