Luce Memorial Chapel in Taichung
Luce Memorial Chapel
Luce Memorial Chapel is a stunning example of modernist architecture located in the heart of Taichung City, Taiwan. Designed by I.M. Pei, the chapel serves as a place of worship for the students and faculty of Tunghai University, which is situated on the same grounds.
Construction of the chapel began in 1954 and was completed in 1963. The building is named after Henry R. Luce, the founder of Time Inc., who was a major donor to the university.
The chapel's design is a striking combination of modernist and traditional Chinese architecture. The main structure is a concrete and steel frame, with a roof made of glazed tiles. The chapel's most distinctive feature is its towering spire, which rises 55 meters above the ground. Inside, the chapel is decorated with colorful stained-glass windows, which cast a beautiful light throughout the space.
Visiting Luce Memorial Chapel
The chapel is open to visitors daily from 8am to 5pm. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visitors are asked to dress respectfully when visiting the chapel.
The approximate latitude and longitude of Luce Memorial Chapel is 24.1771° N, 120.6116° E. The chapel is located on the campus of Tunghai University, which is easily accessible by public transportation.