Places: Sun Moon Lake’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center

During one of our trips to Taiwan last year, we were lucky enough to explore some of the country’s rural beauty, including a bike ride with the Rabobank Pro Team around Sun Moon Lake. It’s Taiwan’s largest lake and one of its most alluring attractions, and it now also boasts an award-winning green-roofed visitor center.

The building’s design won first prize at the NEW TAIWAN International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenges architects to design buildings integrating nature. Designed to evoke the foothills of a mountain, “ the building gently rises and slopes upwards from the surrounding area. Norihiko Dan wanted the building to be harmonious with its neighboring land forms rather than jutting out obtrusively.” For more photos, click here.

[Source: Inhabitat]

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