Beitou Public Library – Taipei, Taiwan
Building: Beitou Public Library
Location: Beitou Hot Springs Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Architect: Chang Ching-Hwa of Bio-Architecture Formosana
General Contractor: Hwa-Bon Construction Co. Ltd.
AE Interests: Taiwan’s first “green” library, first to receive a Diamond grade EEWH Green Building Label in Taiwan, solar panels, rainwater collection, rainwater permeable pavement, a reconstruction from a previous building with structural issues, use of timber from managed forests for the main structure