202201150840台中西屯｜東海大學路思義教堂 Tunghai University Luce Chapel
Luce Chapel is the most famous attraction of Tunghai University. It is one of the few structures in Taiwan which appears in worldwide architectural magazines.
Since Tunghai University is a Christian university, Luce Chapel stands as a spiritual fortress of the school and guards the students at all times.
The church is situated on a large grass in the middle of the campus, very suitable for bringing children here to have picnics, run, and play balls.
Until today, the church still holds Sunday services in this chapel. You can come here on Sunday morning at 9:00 or 11:00 for worship (translation with audio available at 11:00).
先看學校的地圖，路思義教堂在哪裡？編號 6 號的位置。
從收費停車場開始走的話要走大約 2 公里，感覺好像有點遠，實際走起來並不會，因為校園環境優美。
The map shows that Luce Chapel is No. 6.
If you start from the parking lot, you will have to walk about 2 kilometers. It may seem a bit far, but it actually is not, because the campus is beautiful.
Walking pass Tunghai dairy, the coffee shop, then go forward.
Walking in the campus is like walking in the woods.
After walking for about 20 minutes, you will see this garden restaurant. Luce Chapel is on the opposite side.
路思義教堂建於 1963 年，至今已有 50 多年，是美國時代雜誌及生活雜誌的創辦人路思義（Mr. Henry R. Luce）先生為了宣揚福音並紀念其父親，捐款而興建，由美籍華裔建築大師貝聿銘設計，是他的代表作之一。
Luce Chapel glimmering under the sunlight.
This chapel was built in 1963 and has been in existence for more than 50 years.
Luce chapel was founded by Henry R. Luce, the founder of America's Time, Life, and Fortune magazines, to commemorate his father Rev Luce.
The famous American Chinese architect I. M. Pei designed the chapel. It is one of his well-known pieces.
The chapel is located in the center of the school. Neither in the teaching area nor the student activity area, but on a large turf.
In the early days, the trees were not as dense as they are now. The cross at the top of the chapel could be seen from anywhere in the school.
The architectural features of the chapel are worth seeing.
It is composed of four curved surfaces, separated from each other. A glass side window connects both sides. The chapel looks like a pair of praying hands, beautiful and sacred. The upper small and lower large shape gives a sense of stability.
The chapel did not use any traditional columns but is strong enough to resist wind and earthquakes. After the 921 Earthquake, it still stands firm.
The roof ridge is partially separated.
The church was not open to the public when we arrived.
A memorial stone at the entrance.
The interior of the church is sacred and solemn. When you look inside, your eyes will be drawn up by the grid unconsciously, extending to the skylight, just like looking up to God.
Some graduates are taking graduation photos in front of the chapel.
Floating photos are creative but hard to take. The students tried back and forth many times. It took about 20-30 minutes to get it done.
Each time a gust of wind blew, their tripod was about to fall, one of the graduates would come to rescue in time. When everyone made a sound of "ah~" he ran to straighten up quickly, and the tripod never fell once.
Let's take som jump photos.
Look at me, Super Mario!
路思義教堂的 45 度角是最經典的角度，請女兒幫我們合照一張。
A picture taken with the chapel at a 45-degree angle is classic. Our daughter took this photo.
Daughter taking some photos of her little brother.
Shooting from the front is also nice.
What a big and beautiful tree! Rarely seen on college campuses.
Old wood on the turf.
The sun gradually set in the west, many people enjoyed the beautiful scenery so much as to forget to go home.
We walked back along an entire row of Poinciana trees.
The nearest public toilet is next to the Public Relations Room.