Chen-Pin Fishing Harbor

The Bollard

Ocean, the origin of Keelung—In this city with deep marine culture, the harbors is the usual of Keelung. In this usual, with rich catch yield and coexistence with ocean and people, is the most unusual usual. If you explore carefully, you can find the beauty of deep culture and the past of history in some clues from harbors.

The unusual usual—When ships approaching harbors, they need mooring bollard to keep steady. The mooring bollards don’t look striking but there are many shapes, colors, and fill with local features. That is important existence for Chen-Pin Fishing Harbor. The interesting scenes just like the forest mushrooms came from the ground which was produced by the mooring bollards that made by local materials and casting molds. Making the image of mooring bollard become bigger than original ones, they will generate a representative image fort the harbor which is a interesting feature.

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Artist: The Bollard
Material: Steel Structure and Float-Balls Made by Recycle Milk Bottles
Size: 640x390x400cm
Period: 2019

The Concept of Creation

Ocean, the origin of Keelung—In this city with deep marine culture, the harbors is the usual of Keelung. In this usual, with rich catch yield and coexistence with ocean and people, is the most unusual usual. If you explore carefully, you can find the beauty of deep culture and the past of history in some clues from harbors.

The unusual usual—When ships approaching harbors, they need mooring bollard to keep steady. The mooring bollards don’t look striking but there are many shapes, colors, and fill with local features. That is important existence for Chen-Pin Fishing Harbor. The interesting scenes just like the forest mushrooms came from the ground which was produced by the mooring bollards that made by local materials and casting molds. Making the image of mooring bollard become bigger than original ones, they will generate a representative image fort the harbor which is a interesting feature.

The bus stops—Through the actions about “homing and leaving”, taking about the possibility of enter the space we called bus stop by our bodies to empathy with harbor culture. With soft outside and furry texture, forest mushrooms, mooring bollards on the harbor, or the rainforest under the sea—coral reef, all about ecological chain, creatures in the society, sweet home belongs to people. Walking into inside, the scene transfer to the bus stop which seems like under the sea with the actions “homing and leaving”. Rather than saying it is a space which we call it nest, it will be more closer to saying the creatures “inhabit”in nests. Just like the residents!

About the Artist

Divooe Zein Architects

Established in 2003, Divooe Zein Architects is located on the back hill of the Shuangxi Yangmingshan National Park just outside of Taipei, Taiwan. The designs of the team take on a holistic approach that considers the building, environment, perception, and other factors. The team has worked on the renovation of historical buildings, innovative design of research institute, experimental housing, hotels, and more. Since 2014, it has been exploring the use of lightweight materials, as well as the applications and potential of composite materials.

Divooe Zein, the founder & director of Divooe Zein Architects. Zein was raised up in Palau islands and studied in the international school SDA. After his practice of architecture, he established Divooe Zein Architects in Taipei and started the journey and field studies back and forth in between Bali islands in Indonesia and Taiwan from 2003 until now. At 2014, he established siu siu – Lab of Primitive Senses in Taipei, and started the teaching work in Shih Chien University Department Of Architecture in Taiwan.

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