Project: Presidential Building
ECG type: QT-FQ 2 x 54/230-240; T5 FQ 54W/830 LUMILUX PLUS (1000)
Presidential Building: Representing some of the best architecture from the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), the Presidential Building is a treasure-trove of history and design in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.
The construction of the Presidential Building began in 1912 and was completed in 1919, at that time one of the grandest buildings in East Asia. Since then this red brick-towered building with grayish horizontal bands on its facade has served as the political epicenter of Taiwan almost uninterruptedly until now. It has housed 18 leaders, 13 during the Japanese colonial period and five in the post-World War II period.
Since 1949 when the Republic of China government moved to Taiwan the office of the President of Taiwan is located inside.
Its dimensions are about 140m long and 85m wide. Seen from above, the European Renaissance Style building represents the Japanese or Chinese character for "sun", which evenly divides the inner space into two equal parts, each containing an elegant courtyard at its center to provide natural light and greenery.
Starting the lighting program in September 2001 the work was finished in only four weeks and the Presidential Building could be illuminated at the National Day on October 10th 2001 when huge annual parades are held at the large plaza in front of the Presidential Building.
1000 pieces of T5 fluorescent lamps FQ 54 W/830 LUMILUX PLUS Warmwhite supported by QT-FQ 2 x 54/230-240 ECG are working to underline the beauty of this grand recreation of Victorian architecture.