Graduation Ceremony in Luce Memorial Chapel, Tunghai University (那一年我們在東海大學路思義教堂的畢業典禮)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on June 11, 2013

The Luce Memorial Chapel is a Christian chapel on the campus of Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. It was designed by the architect and artist Chen Chi-Kwan in collaboration with the firm of noted architect I. M. Pei, and named in honor of the Rev. Henry W. Luce, an American missionary in China in the late 19th century and father of publisher Henry Luce.

The project was originally planned in April 1954 but put on hold until July 1960. Construction took place from September 1962 until November 1963.

The chapel occupies a 12,000 sq. m site on campus and is set on an irregular hexagonal base, providing 477 sq. m of gross floor area. The church itself is a curved, tent-like structure rising as a hyperbolic paraboloid to 19.2 m high and establishing a central focal landmark on the campus.

The chapel was executed in reinforced concrete with its form providing earthquake stability. Construction involved elaborate formwork by local craftsmen. Ribs reinforce the curved surfaces and thicken as they descend, preventing buckling while expressing structural forces. The exterior is covered by glazed diamond-shaped tiles, and on the interior, thicker diamond-shaped concrete coffers at the bottom gradually diminish in size as they near the top since stresses are concentrated near the ground.

Each year, around 5,000 students graduate from this University. Some of the ceremonies will be held in this Chapel.

Passator Cortese PH on June 12, 2013

Very beautiful architecture, composition and photo! Like!

Greetings from Italy, Francesco.

arno18 ☮ on June 13, 2013

Excellent ‼ LIKE ♥ ღ ♥ ღ ♥ Friendly greetings from Switzerland ~☺ *Arno✿ܓ *

漂亮妈咪 on June 14, 2013


Nenad Obradovic on June 17, 2013

Very nice photo L+F

janamare26 on June 19, 2013

Beautiful photo.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Erol Barutçugil on June 20, 2013

Striking composition,very creative capture. Like. Greetings.Erol

D☼≈≈YmAc on September 12, 2013

Beautifully composed! Like

Cheers, Donny

E.H.B Bayrak TC on October 6, 2013

Beautiful ;)

Frederic Baiges on October 27, 2013

Molt bona foto. Like


Alireza Javaheri on December 1, 2013
  • Nice shot & beautiful photo
  • L I K E
Mojzer László on December 23, 2013

Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year for the whole family! Greetings Laci L+F

jarek langner on November 5, 2014

Good picture! LIKE! Greetings from JL

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  • Uploaded on June 11, 2013
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    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
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