Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

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Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Modern Sustainable Architectural Development, Taiwan – design by Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute

22 Oct 2019

Green Isle Restaurant

Architects: Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Green Isle Restaurant

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

When Ken Lo was asked to create a third restaurant in the successful Tan Zuo Mali chain, he knew he had to push himself to go further than his two previous designs. He knew he had to reorient his perspective about restaurant dining and green spaces. Living in Kaohsiung, a fairly large city, most people never have the time to really appreciate nature. That is why he decided to create a one-of-a-kind space with the Green Isle.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

The project is roughly about 5,950 sqm which allowed the creation of a relatively complete living environment encompassing both a rest and dining space.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

It occupies a wide stretch of land but unfortunately, the nighttime lighting of this area in Kaohsiung is insufficient meaning any potential project would have to provide sufficient illumination to create its own atmosphere.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

This lighting would be used as visual landmark and also to highlight the forest-like greenery surrounding the project. The Green Isle was given its name hailing to ages gone by of magical places where you could go to relax and feel refreshed.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

At the main entrance of the restaurant, a bridge was placed over the pool to accentuate the mood of guests as they enter. The nearly 120-meter landscape pool gives a strong impression of the building and creates a connection between the building and the water. Surrounding the property are over 250 large trees reducing the carbon emissions from the project and creating the feeling of being transported to another place.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

In addition to analyzing different service patterns and finding the best economic model, significant time was spent on environmental sustainability. Even traditionally imported materials like marble were locally sourced to reduce the emissions during transport. A large number of concrete exterior walls were barely painted, decreasing the need for elaborate environmentally detrimental materials.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

The use of secondary materials also directly reduced the thermal effects and energy consumption of the building. In order to respect the relationship between the building and the green environment, the decorations of the indoor dining area were simplified. There was nothing overly complex or intricate but rather a focus on simple modern choices.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

The use of materials inside and outside the building takes into account recycling and sustainability, and the use of materials such as metal is modularized. That will give the client years of efficient replaceability of most components. The glass arboretum is placed in a central location along with some greenery on top of a permeable layer of soil. In addition, this space also increases the possibility of natural light entering the indoors.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Contrasting the artificial light source with the natural light source helps to blur the boundary between the interior and exterior space. This gives the consumers more opportunities to fully enjoy the beauty of the natural environment and the aesthetics of indoor artificial lighting.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

This project posed quite a challenge for the designer because, after two previous iterations, he knew that he would have to create a truly unique project that would meet the needs of the environmentally-conscious consumer.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Approaching and walking around the property, it is easy to see that he has done just that. It is a project that has set the bar for what environmental sustainability should look like in the commercial restaurant space.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Green Isle Restaurant, Kaohsiung City – Building Information

Architects: Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute
Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Client: Tan Zuo Ma Li Co., Ltd.
Lead designer: Keng-Fu Lo
Office name: Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute

About The Designer
Ken Lo is a well-known architect operating a boutique firm in the south of Taiwan. While having no formal training in architecture, in a relatively short time he has managed to assemble an impressive array of projects that have won numerous awards. Most recently he has been shortlisted for the Inside World Festival of Interiors. These days his projects are all energy-saving green buildings. This means that all his buildings ensure adequate ventilation and airflow to minimize the need for extra cooling. Within a building, the interweaving of natural light and artificial light provides a sense of stability in the indoor environment. Mr Lo’s relationship with the green environment, architecture and interior space are all presented in his work. This bears similarities between people, life and living space. The thread of nature is something that he has held dear throughout his life and is something he hopes to carry forward into the future.

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City

Photographer: Moooten Studio / Qimin Wu

Green Isle Restaurant in Lingya District, Kaohsiung City mages / information received 221019 from Chain10 Architecture & Interior Design Institute

Location: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan


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