Location: Changhwa, Taiwan
Area: Siza Hall: 3,000 m2
Club House: 30,000 m2
TFGC – The Siza House – the first building.
The first building in the major renovation of Taifong Golf Course has been completed. It is to be known as The Siza House.
It is one of those buildings that surprise us, because as we move about it, it is always different, intriguing, dynamic, but never intrusive.
The building features exposed concrete, angular cuts, open spaces and solid surfaces, with shadows and reflections formed by light falling on the building from above.
Nestled into the slope, the building has four storeys along the Golf Course approach avenue and one storey where it is level with the Green.
Having all the facilities that allow it to function as a Club House while construction continues for other planned buildings – the New Club House, Tea House and Gate House -the future function of this building will be to provide a venue for other golf club activities and events related to architecture and the arts.
Now that it is possible to visit the building, visitors might be impressed by the scale of the spaces, their hierarchy and their function.
Light and shadow are perfectly handled, creating spaces that are either more tranquil and separate from the play, or more inclusive and connected with it.
The exterior spaces are set in a sequence that facilitates the movements that are specific to the game: the waiting, the warm up, the beginning and ending.
In the context of a very dramatic landscape, the building blends into its background. However, a small structure stands out. A patio, formed by three exposed concrete walls to the exterior and a panel of silver coloured tiles to the interior, provides a pause in a place where art merges with nature. The pattern on the tiles will serve as the corporate identification system of the renovated golf course.
Nothing is haphazard, nothing is unjustified. The relationship between space and function is everything. ©copyright HO + HOU Studio Architects