C. P. Wang
C. P. Wang (Wang Chung-ping) (born 1947 in Beijing, China) is a world-renowned Chinese architect. He received his bachelor's degree from Tunghai University in 1971 and his Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1973. He is co-principal of the architectural firm C.Y. Lee & Partners, located in Taipei, Taiwan. C.P. Wang was one of the prominent designers of Taipei 101, the world's tallest skyscraper, as of 2005.
List of major designs
- Hung Kuo Building, Taipei, 1989.
- Grand 50 Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan's tallest building from 1992 to 1993.
- Far Eastern Plaza I & II, Taipei, 1994.
- Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan's tallest building from 1997 to 2004.
- Grand Formosa, Taichung, 1997.
- Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport-Terminal 2, Taoyuan, 2000.
- Chung Tai Chan Monastery, Nantou, the tallest Buddhist temple in the world since 2001, and the tallest Buddhist Building in the world from 2001 to 2006.
- New Chien-Cheng Circle, Taipei, 2003.
- Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan's tallest building since 2004, and the tallest skyscraper in the world from 2004 to 2009.
""I grew up in Taipei in the 1960s, so I was used to seeing tall buildings, but the architectural landscapes I saw in Chicago and New York were dazzling—and so diverse. Seeing these was a magical experience."
"As a Chinese architect trained in the United States, I'm especially interested in architecture that synthesizes Western and Eastern cultures."
"It's rewarding to conceptualize a design that serves not only the client but also represents the culture and serves the needs of a building's inhabitants."
- Architect in Tune with Culture, article in Washington University in St. Louis Magazine, Summer, 2005
- C. Y. Lee & Partners Official Website
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