Yang Cho-cheng

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Yang Cho-cheng
楊卓成
Born1914
Died26 November 2006
NationalityRepublic of China
OccupationArchitect
BuildingsChiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Yang Cho-cheng (Chinese: 楊卓成; 1914 – 26 November 2006) was an internationally renowned Taiwanese architect. One of his best-known works is the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a major landmark in Taipei – with his design being chosen from entries in an international competition.[1]

Many of his other works have become famous landmarks in Taiwan: the Taipei Grand Hotel, National Theater and Concert Hall, the Shilin Official Residence, Taipei Grand Mosque, Cihu Presidential Burial Place, Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Building, and the Zhongxing New Village.

Yang's professional career spanned over 60 years. Even though he was best known for his expertise in the Chinese style architecture, he was also a leading expert in manufacturing, high tech, finance, performing arts, and commercial/residential architecture. He also designed the manufacturing facilities for RCA, Philips, Timex, Texas Instruments in Taiwan; as well as for pharmaceutical companies such as Eli Lilly and Company and Roche.

When he was close to 80 years old, he designed the semiconductor factory for TI-Acer. The TI-Acer factory may be an earlier facility in the semiconductor world, but the building itself is still one of the best semiconductor facilities in Taiwan. It is one of the few factories that are able to meet the vibration free specifications and the Class A clean room specifications.

Yang dedicated his life to improving the international image of Taiwan, and his work implicitly improved the development of the various industries in Taiwan. Additionally, the National Theater and Concert Hall also facilitated the performing arts development in Taiwan.

Selected works[edit]

  • Central Bank of the Republic of China
  • Shihlin Residence (1950)
  • ZTE Village ZTE Hall (1959)
  • Cihu Mausoleum (formerly Cixi Hotel, 1959)
  • Taipei Grand Mosque (1960)
  • Taipei City Building (1961)
  • Taiwan University Gymnasium (early phase) (1962)
  • Lishan Hotel (1965)
  • Kaohsiung Round Hill Hotel (1971)
  • Round Hill Hotel (1973)
  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (1980)
  • Central 100th Building (1986)
  • National Music Hall (1987)
  • National Theater (1987)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marc Andre Matten (9 December 2011). Places of Memory in Modern China: History, Politics, and Identity. BRILL. pp. 57–. ISBN 90-04-21901-3.