The Xinzhuang National Sports Center is a new addition to one of several public exercise and recreation facilities serving Taipei and New Taipei City. The design and construction of the new facility illustrates a notable countrywide progression towards more sustainable structures, even for publicly funded projects. Loss of the original open green space of the development site was reduced on the ground level with significant green setbacks. The roof of the building is almost entirely publicly-accessable green space. Sustainability is further enhanced with innovative features aimed at reducing energy and water consumption.
The new center features all that would be expected from a world-class exercise facility: an olympic-sized swimming pool, a large oval running track, full cardio and weight training centers, badminton courts, rock climbing walls, yoga and dance studios, and even an ice skating rink. All facilities are indoor for all-weather usage. Along with its green features, the center's unique curved shape and gradually increasing roofline result in an eye-catching building, with the ultimate goal of attracting more visitors and increasing overall public health.
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Gross Building Area: 32,000 m^2
Scope of Service: Schematic design through construction administration
Client: New Taipei City Government
Architect: Chien Architects & Associates (Taipei, Taiwan)