Arthur Huang Delivered a Successful Presentation for Taiwan’s EcoARK Project at a Reception in Boston
Arthur Huang presented the project of EcoARK
The reception was held on November 17, 2011 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, and was jointly sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Boston and the International Committee, Boston Society of Architects.
Mr. Arthur Huang, born in Taiwan and graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Architecture degree, presented the project of EcoARK, which was completed in June, 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan.
A documentary “Megastructures: EcoARK,” produced by National Geographic, leads the audience behind the scenes from design to construction of the ARK which is comprised of over 1.5 million plastic bottles from recycled materials. It was used as the main hall for the Taipei International Flora Exposition in 2010. Its design and green technology sets a new bar for future buildings as the international community struggles to reduce or eliminate its carbon footprint.
Director-General Anne Hung, while addressing at the reception, praised Mr. Huang’s talents and the innovation from Taiwan, and emphasized the importance of Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Her remarks went as follows:
Protecting the environment requires effort and cooperation by all individuals and nations. Pollution knows no boundaries, geographic or political. This is just one reason why Taiwan should be included in the UNFCCC, and its important work on the environment.
The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is committed to environmental protection. Green energy and green architecture are both among the six emerging industries and four key smart industries which the country is working hard to promote in order to ensure that the environment we leave behind for future generations is greener, cleaner, and safe.