Date: December 22, 2015
Taiwan Power Co. revealed the winners of an inaugural electricity
pylon design competition Dec. 21, underscoring the state-run utility’s commitment to reducing the visual impact of its transmission lines.
Ten designs beat out 23 other submissions to claim cash prizes totaling NT$520,000 (US$15,717). They were honored by Taipower President Chu Wen-chen during a ceremony in Taipei City.
Cheng Wen-cheng, assistant professor of multimedia design at New Taipei City-based Chihlee University of Technology, took first place and NT$100,000 with an entry shaped like a pine tree incorporating the bow and arrow of Taiwan’s indigenous Atayal tribe.
A regular winner of local design competitions, Cheng said his work is inspired by Austronesian cultural heritage and the natural beauty of Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan—the site for the pylons. [FULL STORY]