Shih-Fu Peng: Taipei: Flood Control

Aerial view of Taipei (ROC)

Aerial view of Taipei (ROC). photo / provided

Shih-Fu Peng established heneghan peng architects with Roisin Heneghan in 1999 in New York City and relocated to Dublin in 2001. The practice initially established itself on the basis of competition winning projects, including winning the world's largest architectural competition for the Grand Egyptian Museum in 2003. Peng has a particular interest in the engineering element of architecture and has collaborated closely on the engineering of several long-span bridges with Arup. This interest translates into a building scale and is visible in several projects including the facade at the Grand Museum of Egypt, structure and facade at the Giants Causeway Visitors' Center, and the Central Park bridges.

Peng has been invited to teach as a guest critic at Yale, Harvard GSD, MIT, and Cornell in addition to teaching at University College Dublin. In recent studios, the subject of research has been studying architectural design within dense Asian cities; this year he is leading a studio at Yale studying the potential of the river in Taipei, a studio that is being carried out with National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

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