Ground–breaking ceremony of OAC-designed CCK Chi-Hai Cultural Park held in August, 2014
The ground-breaking ceremony of the CCK Chi-Hai Cultural Park – Chiang Ching-Kuo Presidential Memorial Library and Museum, designed by OAC, and the completion of the president's former residence's renovation, took place in Taipei on 28 August, 2014. The ceremony, attended by the country's president and the major of Taipei, marked the commencement of realisation of the Far East's first presidential library.

The project is to commemorate Chiang Ching-Kuo (aka Nicolai Vladimirovich Elizarov), former president of the Republic of China (aka Taiwan) and considered globally the founder of modern Chinese democracy.

In winter 2013, Office for Architectural Culture won the commission to design the Chi-Hai Cultural Park – Chiang Ching-Kuo Presidential Memorial Library and Museum in Taipei. The project is to commemorate Chiang Ching-Kuo (aka Nicolai Vladimirovich Elizarov), former president of Taiwan who is considered the founder of modern Chinese democracy.

Selected recent articles, interviews and publications on OAC in 2014 and Selected recent articles, interviews and publications on OAC in 2014

In January 2014, Office for Architectural Culture won an international design competition to design the "gateway" to the city at Taipei City Airport and successfully helped the client, Kindom, to win the Right of Development from the authorities. OAC's design for the project included a 100m-high office building.


"Architecture needs to be the bridge between history and culture": Feature interview with Charles Phu by China Central Television. (CCTV,中国中央电视台)

China Central Television (CCTV,中国中央电视台)interviewed Roger Whiteman and Charles Phu commenting the Shard

Charles Phu's 'TATPROM' exhibition in London to show Tatlin's Tower and Gazprom Tower and review Russian icons' influence beyond architecture and skyline.
Charles Phu, the chief architectural designer behind the landmark 463m high Gazprom Tower in St. Petersburg, Russian (aka Okhta Centre, now called Lakhta Centre), collaborates with Director Henry Milner and Professor John Milner for the organisation of the exhibition TATPROM, which will show 1:250 scale models of the rare 1925 version of Tatlin's Tower and Gazprom Tower. Charles will speak and participate in discussions on the two skyscraper proposals, their influence on the skyline and the context and heritage of St. Petersburg, Russia, including the social, cultural, and political meaning of the project, and what we may learn from it. Pre-launched at Gallery for Russian Art and Design (GRAD) in June, TATPROM exhibition will premiere at Pushkin House in London in late 2013. Plans include exhibitions in Edinburgh, St. Petersburg and Paris.

Mozart's Opera "Cosi fan tutte", designed by Charles Phu and OAC design team, premiered in UNESCO site Dubrovnik, Croatia in July 2013.
With set, lighting and al fresco theatre designed by Charles Phu and the OAC design team, Mozart's opera "Cosi fan tutte" had its grand première in Dubrovnik on 11 July 2013. It opened to critical acclaim, heralding the beginning of the 64th Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

OAC's Charles Phu speaks on Famen Temple meditation project and Gazprom Tower's sustainability at IDEA in Prague, Czech Republic.
On June 10 & 11 2013 the 'Interior Design and Eco Architecture' (IDEA) international conference took place in Prague. Charles Phu spoke about sustainability in two OAC projects, Famen Temple Meditation Centre, the largest eco-religious development in Asia, and Okhta Centre (Gazprom Tower in St. Petersburg), which will be the most ecologically advanced skyscraper in Europe.
IDEA is an annual, high profile eco architecture and interior design conference. It is a unique platform for architects, designers, specialists and governmental officials working in Central & East Europe, Russia and the CIS countries to stay up to date with the most advanced ideas in sustainability.


Charles Phu selected for Exhibition at Triennale di Milano, Italy.
Charles Phu, Design Director of Office for Architectural Culture, has been selected to be one of 18 international architects whose work will be exhibited at Triennale di Milano, Italy, from 17th April 2012. The exhibition, which also includes the work of interior designers and artists, has been curated by the prominent Italian journalist Donatella Sartorio and is the first of several major design exhibitions which are part of the international project "Future Roots" initiated by Diego Della Valle. This will culminate in an exhibition of work and recorded interviews with 56 influential architects, designers and artists through 2012/2013. Alongside Charles Phu, the selected architects at Triennale di Milano include Toyo Ito, Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel, Jacques de Meuron, Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava and Dominique Perrault.

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