Executive Yuan, ROC

 Address:Geographical location : No.1, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao E. Rd., , Zhongzheng Dist, Taipei City Longitude : 121.520122 Latitude : 25.0457593736325
 Subject:AssetClassification : Historic Monument, AssetsLevel : National Historic Monument, Asset Type : Government Office



The building was initially constructed to house the Taipei City Hall and its offices in the Japanese colonial period. It was under reconstruction in 1937 (the 12th year of Emperor Showa) and completed in 1940. After Taiwan’s retrocession, the place was used by the Taiwan Provincial Government Office in 1947 (the 36th year of ROC). The building became the location for the Executive Yuan after the Provincial Government Office moved to Jhongsing Village in 1957. The building is an iron- reinforced concrete construction; its floor plan was designed accordingly by referring to the Chinese character 「日」 meaning "the sun" or "day". Aside from a four-story entrance hall, the rest of the building is 3-story office space. The auditorium is situated in the center with a high ceiling. The long-span roof structure is framed by steel trusses. The balconies on four corners as well as the parapets are all curved shapes, parallel to the façade windows forming horizontal strips. The overall design displays smooth streamlines and shows its simplicity and elegance. Architectural styles like this are those which were popular internationally in the 1930's. The exterior walls were once stacked with brown tiles coupled with ready-made artificial stones. In a recent renovation, part of the front wall has been replaced with granite tiles with a reddish tone.