東海大學建築學系

TUNGHAI UNIVERSITY Department of Architecture

The Getty Foundation Announces Major Philanthropic Initiative Focused On Conserving 20th Century Architecture


Tunghai University
Henry Luce Memorial Chapel
Henry Luce Memorial Chapel in the morning light. Photo: Tunghai University
 
At the center of Tunghai University in Taiwan stands the Henry Luce Memorial Chapel. Designed in 1962 by Pritzker prize-winner I.M. Pei—a notable early work in his career—and completed by architect and artist C.K. Chen in 1963, the chapel is a powerful example of early modernism, but retains a nod to traditional Chinese temples with its sweeping roofline design. Originally intended to be built in wood, the chapel was constructed using innovative in situ cast concrete. A Getty grant will be used to create a comprehensive conservation plan for the chapel, the first ever for a modern movement building in Taiwan. The project will include in-depth research into the history of the building’s construction, materials, and past conservation efforts, as well as analysis and testing to provide much needed-weather proofing and climate control in the region’s typhoon-prone environment.

Grant support: $175,000 

Last updated 2014-10-15

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