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Meier starts work on pair of Taiwan towers

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Richard Meier and Partners has begun work on a two residential towers in Taiwan

The project, which is the practice’s first scheme in Taiwan, is located in the centre of Taichung City close to the city hall, the opera house, and the convention centre.

The 164m-tall scheme includes two residential towers at different heights connected by a shared core.

Amenity spaces, including a swimming pool, gym, lounge and restaurants will be contained in the towers three lower floors with 110 luxury residential apartments above.

The façade of the south tower has a sculptural form featuring a curved white translucent glass screen, while the north tower is more formal and ordered.

A communal sky garden is located on the sixteenth floor of the north tower providing views out across Taichung City.

Richard Meier said: ‘The new tower responds to the scale of city’s existing fabric while sustaining the modern architectural dialogue which we continue to refine and explore throughout our work. We truly believe that the building will become a prominent new addition in Taichung’s city center and will embody our commitment to quality and timeless architecture.’

The scheme is set to complete in 2018.

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Project data

Location Taichung City, Taiwan
Type of project residential tower
Client Fubon Land Development
Architect Richard Meier and Partners
Associate architect HOY Architects
Completion date March 2018
Gross internal floor area 94,052m²
Site area 4,620m²

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