title: Under a Tree
location: Taipei, Taiwan
use: Chapel
size: 220 sqm
number of stories: 1
structure: Steel + RC
concept design: 2013

Under a Tree Chapel is a ceremonial wedding chapel for Yihwa International Hotel in Taipei. The site is located on a rooftop garden and surrounded by skyscrapers. The design entailed a complex of dome structures and linking rings symbolizing the union of two people. Held with slender columns to synthesize the ideas of “under a tree”, it aims for majesty and splendor as the roof appears floating among surrounding box-like buildings.