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This project stands in the most important location in the city of Taipei, intending to create here a landmark worthy of the importance of the location. The mixed-use building’s structure consists of the famous department store from the 1st to 4th floor and residential areas above the 4th. Our design approach is to understand the overall urban content and the environment, trying to find a way for the new architecture to enhance the urban content now and in the future.
Our design concept is a brilliant diamond in the heart of downtown Taipei; these three towers rise as the jewels of the city. The proportions are carefully considered, utilizing the perfect golden ratio. This concept of brilliant diamonds, “The Jewel of Taipei,” is expressed through the four corners of each tower that rise upwards, connecting to the top crown that reaches to the sky. The building creates a very distinct skyline, this concept is continued in the podium by having ultimate folds of the shinny white granite panels and the media screen. Also, this folding image of the podium, is an expression of the scale of the nearby buildings, and breaks what would otherwise be a monopolous long facade. Its crystallized facade, with a diamond shaped rooftop is elegantly lit at night, would become an unparalleled glamourous landmark.
The side is long and facing the main boulevard and consists of two lots to create an exciting and pedestrian-friendly promenade. The buildings are set back to provide a plaza. The other is the main entrance to the retail space.
This is a mixed-use development consisting of commercial space in a podium and the residential unit in the tower. The commercial and residential entrance are clearly separated to give identity to each element. In order to minimize the vehicular traffic impact, the ingress and egress to the underground are separated with access from and onto different streets.
BAI DESIGN INTERNATIONAL LTD
Architecture - Urban Design
MAUDEA Design (Shanghai) Interior Architects Ltd.
Interior Design - Apartment