premiere pro

Located in Hualien, Taiwan, Hai Lien is a public recreational space for inhabitants both from the hospital and the public. Being on the ocean, one can see the change of tides, and the movement of the city which signifies the impermanence of everyday life.

The concept and form is based on the water lotus which represents independence from the past. Situated within the ocean, the ever changing tides and waves of water is important as it modifies the surface of the space. 

This project is one part of a three part independent project in a 4th year studio. Based on the Three Marks of Existence from Buddhism, the project was extended to three locations in Hualien, Taiwan for the buddhist organization TzuChi. The projects are focused on mental well being and acts as places of comfort and healing.

fourth year
toronto metropolitan university

hai lien