Xue Xue Institute, Taipei (Taiwan)
Photo © Ingmar Kurth
Xue Xue Institute, Taipei (Taiwan)
Photo © Ingmar Kurth
Xue Xue Institute, Taipei (Taiwan)
Photo © Ingmar Kurth
Xue Xue Institute, Taipei (Taiwan)
Photo © Ingmar Kurth
Drawing © PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Drawing © PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Drawing © PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Xue Xue Institute

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Location
Taipeh, China
Year
2006

To create the first private university in Taiwan, the conversion of an empty, ten storey, 8200 sqm large office tower in the centre of Taipei’s Nai Hu commercial district into the Xue Xue Insitute was commissioned. Central to the interior design concept was the idea of promoting communication between different user groups to enhance interdisciplinary exchange as a basis for better working and learning – away from traditional podium-style lecturing towards a more active and lively exchange of ideas between professors and students. The completion of the interior included the conception of the ground floor shop and media gallery, the second floor restaurant and kitchen areas, as well as the classrooms and office facilities located on the third floor to sixth floor. A central element made from oak serves as guiding orientation on every floor. Alongside designing and realising the interior architecture, the briefing also included the planning and realisation of all furniture. The Xue Xue Institute is Taiwan’s first private academy dedicated entirely to the creative arts, design and culture.

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