AWARDInternational Competition 2nd. Prize
CLIENTTaiwan Power Company
TEAMLeers Weinzapfel Associates, US
SIZEPlant / 78 Ha
Eco Park / 52 Ha
CAPACITY3.9 GW gas combined-cycle units
BUDGETPlant facilities / $3.9 B usd
The new Hsinta Power plant is essential to the growth of the region, but its configuration must balance the production of clean energy with wetland protection, and the creation of educational, cultural, and recreational resources for the people of the region.
Our vision is a plant in a park with a powerful landmark identity. Three rising organic forms contain the multi-story turbine halls and stacks. An enclosing ring of supporting work spaces define an oval precinct with service courtyard. Outside the secure plant perimeter, the surrounding park, with expanded wetlands and mangrove islands, provides a variety of bird viewing experiences and visits to the historic salt works structures. Between the plant precinct and wetlands, a new topography of dune fields offers height to view the adjacent landscape and sheltered areas for walking and biking. The excavation of a broad semi-circular recreational basin along the canal edge provides landfill for the dune field, creates a vibrant water activity area for families, and connects the park to the harbor to the north.
The identifiable profile of the rising stack structures, visible at a great distance, makes this clean energy plant and ecological park an exciting regional destination.