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Sun Moon Lake’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Melts Into its Surroundings
Through a subtle design that emphasizes horizontality the architecture does not become overbearing, and the rich forest is still highlighted. Norihiko Dan furthers this emphasis by planting thick green grass over much of the sloping roof, creating an integrated garden. The building’s aerodynamic edges rise and swoop, pointing toward Sun Moon Lake.
Norihiko Dan also created a water basin in between the building and Sun Moon Lake, that reflects the greenery of the trees. The architect hopes to create a “new dialogue between humanity and nature that provides another new dimension to this area.”
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