Starbucks Hualienbay Store

スターバックス花蓮湾ストア

Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates
Starbucks Hualienbay Store © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Starbucks Hualienbay Store

スターバックス花蓮湾ストア

No.505, Sec.1, Nanbin Rd, Ji’an Township, Hualien Country, TAIWAN
Coffee Shop (with drive through)
320.0 m2

We designed a mobile café with recycled containers in Hualien, a spot popular for sightseeing in Taiwan.

We stack up the 40 foot containers to a height of four levels, by staggering in the angle of 90 degrees to create a transparent building like a tall tree. Since they are stacked in a rotating pattern, we were able to produce various types of terraces as well.

I believe that the porous ‘Urban Forest’ that makes good use of the containers can be a new prototype of sustainable architecture and lightweight mobility.