Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei
Photo courtesy of Inhabitat
Move over Taipei 101. A new green-glass skyscraper will soon transform the city skyline.
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) unveiled designs for the Taipei Sky Tower, a 280-meter-tall building that, like Taiwan’s tallest tower, draws design inspiration from bamboo shoots. The luxury mixed-use development will house two Hyatt-branded luxury hotels — Park Hyatt Taipei and Andaz Taipei, reports Inhabitat.
Commissioned by Riant Capital Limited, ACPV’s Taipei Sky Tower design was selected from a shortlist of seven international firms.
Billed as “Taiwan’s first large-scale lifestyle-driven development,” the sleek 54-story tower will be set in Xinyi, the city’s financial district flush with new modern construction projects, including the carbon-absorbing Agora Garden. In addition to Taipei Sky Tower’s two hotels, the mixed-use building will also feature a luxury retail podium.
Taipei Sky Tower will feature curved edges, a segmented facade and an angled roofline to mimic a bamboo shoot with notched sections. The design also draws inspiration from the pleats of Greek columns.
“ACPV aims to create an ultra-modern 280-meter tall skyscraper by blending some of the oldest elements from the East and West in modern harmony,” according to a release about the project.
The building is slated for completion in 2020.
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