The Luce Memorial Chapel is a Christian house of prayer on the grounds of Tunghai University in Xitun District, Taichung, Taiwan. It was planned by the firm of noted draftsman I. M. Pei, who was likewise in charge of the ground breaking strategy and the early advancement of the grounds of Tunghai University, with likely support by draftsmen Chi-kuan Chen and Chao-kang Chang. The church itself is a tent-like conoid structure, with four distorted leaves ascending to 19.2 m high, setting up itself as a focal milestone on grounds.
The chapel was first imagined as a multi-planar, wooden structure, yet the engineers before long relinquished utilizing wood due both to the moist condition and to seismic concerns. The type of four bended surfaces worked with strengthened cement was likely affected by the plan of the Philips Pavilion, outlined by eminent planner Le Corbusier for the Brussels World's Fair in 1958. Nonetheless, not at all like the Philips Pavilion and other contemporary ruled-surface structures of the time, Luce Chapel is certainly not a thin-shell structure.
The sanctuary's planes are made out of cross section pillars that bit by bit become thicker as they slide. The auxiliary idea may be affected by that of the Yale University Art Gallery, finished in 1953 and composed by Louis Kahn, another prominent draftsman of the time. The outside of the Chapel is secured with yellow, coated, precious stone molded tiles resounding the jewel formed coffer pillars on the building's inside. The Chapel's detailed strengthened cement formwork was made by nearby specialists.