Gallery: Neo Solar Power Headquarters Has a Striking Blue Folded Facade

In designing Neo Solar Power Corporation's headquarters, J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners (JJPP) drew inspiration from the most obvious place: the company's product. With its blue tint and checkerboard steel work, the gleaming glass facade imitates solar panels and instantly makes viewers think about transferring sunlight into renewable energy. The building is the latest addition to the Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan.

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  1. citizen7 February 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Wow, that is a huge mechanical room. Did anyone stop to think about how much energy is required instead to keep this 8-storey pseudo solar furnace cool?

    Those internal shades actually do very little to mitigate all the heat that is being transmitted through AND absorbed by all that glazing.

    And Hsinchu is on the site of the “Hsinchu-Taichung” earthquake of 1935; the second worst in Taiwanese history. What’s going to happen to all that glass in the event of a serious earthquake? Or rather – what is going to happen to all the people underneath it?

    I’m sure the building has Neo power’s best solar panels – somewhere – but probably not to the same brilliant extent as the C.F. Møller Aarhus Office Building:

  2. anothervoice February 2, 2011 at 8:20 am

    “Steal work?” Corporate espionage?

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