CANADIAN TRADE OFFICE, TAIPEI
In 2009 Kearns Mancini Architects Inc. (Toronto) and DAZA Group (Taipei) were awarded the project for the relocation of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei to a new premises. The new offices are to occupy part of the 5th floor and the entire 6th floor of a new high rise building in the Xinyx distinct of the city.
The project, which has just been completed, involves complex coordination of both Canadian and Taiwanese teams to ensure all relevant code, fire protection and security requirements are met by Canadian and local standards. In tandem with this the KMA team developed a interior fit-up design which compliments the existing base building and it’s context, while establishing a distinctive Canadian presence throughout the reception areas, meeting rooms and offices. The new interior offices and open plan areas are strategically planned to ensure efficient use of the area available, and to allow unobstructed, natural light deep into the floor plan.
Identity was again a key issue for this project. Particular focus was paid to finishes in the public areas and the Head of Mission offices. Materials such as wood, coloured glass and ceramic tile create a warm reception interior. All interior enclosed offices have generous side-lights to allow for infiltration of natural light wherever possible.
|Client:||Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)|
|Gross sq.ft:||39,396 sq.ft|
|Project value:||$3.3 Million|