CCHONG MEMORIAL HALL
The embedded memorial
The project is a memorial to Mr. CC Hong, founder of National/ Panasonic Taiwan), one of Asia’s most renown home electronics brands. The memorial hall is the penthouse centerpiece to the National Taiwan University College of Management, with a 200-seat conference facility, faculty lounge and offices. Launched in tandem with a lecture program, CC Hong Memorial Hall is conceived as a dynamic learning space rather than a static monument, to be used daily by students and faculty.
Inspired by radio waves (Mr. CC Hong started out as a radio repairman), XRANGE creates a space crafted entirely from solid oak columns, with a mural “story” told by variegated striations of light and shadow.
Mr. Hong’s portrait and 2 street scape images that captured his legacy- the 45 year old CCHong Foundation of Arts and Education and the enormous “National” neon billboard that once dominated the heart of old Taipei for a decade- were melded into the space as a subtle yet distinct presence. The murals were made as a three dimensional spatial imprint, as negative cut-outs from 300 pieces of densely placed 4x15x240cm solid oak columns. A total of 600 oak columns were used in the entire space.
scope: interior, installation
client: National Electric Appliance Co. Ltd.
site: National Taiwan University College of Management, Taipei
total floor area: 250 sqm
construction: completion September 2012