Fieldoffice Architects 田中央聯合建築師事務所
& HUANG, Sheng-Yuan 黃聲遠

" Their practice takes place in the ’flesh’ of their hometown - Yilan, and they keep diagnosing its spots of illness and working out architectural cures to heal the wounds that have emerged through time and careless life. In addition to the physical cityscape, their architecture also helps to heal the collective memory, imagination and identity of the unknown citizen of the City, ´the little man´, the architects’ real client, in the view of Alvar Aalto, the Finnish master architect."

Juhani Pallasmaa

Fieldoffice 田中央工作群
Concomitantly residents and experts, who have chosen Yilan, Taiwan, as their home, because of the unprecedented opportunity to effectively apply their energies, invigorating them to be freed from constraints and anxieties and to focus with confidence on their own living inspiration to innovation as they strive to build their imaginary eco-paradise of interconnected life throughout the villages and countryside of Yilan where there is no central theme and no urgency in demanding that future development should conform to a fixed and inflexible master plan, but that with enough nutritional energy inputs, it is possible to see the wildest of dreams come to fruition, and connection, and creation, as organic architecture branches forth and spreads roots deep in the living communities, to envelop limitless creative vistas of potential in a living web and tree of life.

Awards of Fieldoffice Architects

  • 2018 R.O.C.(Taiwan) Presidential Innovation Award(Hunag, Sheng-Yuan)
  • 2018 20th National Awards for Arts- Architect(Huang, Sheng-Yuan)
  • 2017 The 4th Yosizaka Takamasa Award(Huang, Sheng-Yuan + Fieldoffice Architects)
  • 2017 Far Eastern Design Award 2017, Outstanding Architects(New Home of Cloud Gate)
  • 2017 Taiwan Architecture Award, Honorable Mention(Jhong-Shan Children’s Dome)
  • 2106 Taiwan Architecture Award, Honorable Mention(New Home of Cloud Gate)
  • 2014 Far Eastern Design Award, Outstanding Architects (Luodong Cultural Working House)
  • 2013 The International Awards for Liveable Communities
  • 2013 1st place Gold (Yilan Old Town Bundle Inset Movement)
  • 2013 Outstanding Award,2nd Yi-Lan County Public Construction Excellence Award,(The 4th Phase of the Vascular Bundle Project)
  • 2013 Chinese Innovator Award,The Wall Street Journal(Sheng-Yuan Huang)
  • 2012 Outstanding Spatial Design Award, China Design Exhibition 2012 (Luodong Cultural Working House)
  • 2012 Chinese Architecture Media Awards, Best Architecture Award (Luodong Cultural Working House)
  • 2010 Taiwan Architecture Award, Outstanding Award (Corridor D of Cherry Orchard Cemetery)
  • 2010 Chinese Architecture Media Awards, Finalist for Best Architecture Award (Jin-MeiPedestrianBridge)
  • 2010 WA Chinese Architecture Awards 2010, Honorable Mention (Corridor D of Cherry Orchard Cemetery)
  • 2010 Far Eastern Design Award 2010, Outstanding Architects (The Sprawl of Luo-dong Town Culture Corridor)
  • 2008 Taiwan Architecture Award, Outstanding Award (Luo-Dong New Woodland – Yi-LanCounty South Cultural Center)
  • 2008 Ho-chin-duei Outstanding Award (GreenBuilding)
  • 2007 5th excellent green architecture design award – (The Memorial Park of Yang-shI Fang)
  • 2007 1st national landscape re-development award (Yi-Lan riverbank park)
  • 2006 Yi-Lan county excellent green architecture design award (Luo-Dong New Woodland)
  • 2006 Yi-Lan county excellent green architecture design award (St. Camillus Center for Mentally Handicapped)
  • 2006 7th Outstanding Contribution Award Planning and Design Architect ROC.
  • 2006 Taiwan Architecture Award, Outstanding Award (Chiao-Hsi Civic and PublicHealthCenter)
  • 2006 Yi-Lan House Award, A Movement of Dwelling Locality Award (Zhang Residence, Zhuang-wei)
  • 2005 Far Eastern Design Award 2005, Outstanding Architects (The Revitalization of Yi-Lan River-Old Town Pedestrian Network)
  • 2005 3rd excellent green architecture award (National center for traditional arts –Students and art masters’ dormitory)
  • 2004 Taiwan Architecture Award (The Revitalization of the Yi-lan Riverbank-Old Town Pedestrian Network)
  • 2004 New Landscape Movement – the demonstrating plan for Taiwan’s landscape creation (Luo-dong New Woodland)
  • 2002 Taiwan Architecture Award, Outstanding Award (Chiao-Hsi Town Hall Extension).
  • 2001 Taiwan Architecture Award, Outstanding Award (Yi-Lan Social Welfare Center).
  • 1999 Far Eastern Design Award 1999, Outstanding Award (Chou-hsi Nursing Home, Lin Residence)
  • 1999 Taiwan Architecture Award (Chou-Lin Nursing Home, phase I at Chiao-Hsi)
  • 1998 20th Annual Award for Chinese Architect, Taiwan Association of Architects Award (Lin Residence at Chiao-hsi)


Sheng-Yuan Huang, hometown architect

Interviewd by Chen-Yu Chiu.
The article "Architecture for People; Two architects from Taiwan" was published in Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review 6/2015.

Sheng-Yuan Huang (b. 1963) started his architecture studies at Tunghai University near Taichung City, Taiwan, and received his Master’s degree in 1991 from Yale University in America. During his years in the United States he worked in architect Eric Owen Moss’ office and held a teaching position. Since his return to Taiwan in the 1990s, Huang has lived and worked in Yilan, a city of about half a million inhabitants in north-eastern Taiwan, where he founded his office, Fieldoffice Architects, and where all his major works may be found as well.