Necropolis Oceanic Pavilion
Ongoing | Chin Pao San TAIWAN
The 580,000sf Chin Pao San Necropolis includes the Oceanic Pavilion, which is comprised of 13 unique sphere structures and houses space for urn shelving, a ceremonial chapel, an auditorium, garden spaces for reflection and an adjoining amphitheater. Contained by a rectangular plan that is topped by a sheet of water, the spheres intersect with a complex geometry that allows for the creation of a symbolic space.
The Oceanic Pavilion's structural components will be composed of reinforced concrete, with one-way slabs and beams formed with the slab below and beams above (upset beams) by the typical method for cast-in-place concrete. All columns and verticals will also be cast-in-place concrete. The spherical walls below the roof, as well as the dome portions of the spheres above the roof, will be formed using custom double-sided board forms for doubly-curved surfaces. Architectural finishes will be closely coordinated with portions of the structural concrete which will be exposed to view.