Japanese design firm Sou Fujimoto has won the Taiwan Tower International Competition with its inexperienced design style that options a floating forest. The competition is an element of a bigger urban arrange in Taichung, Taiwan as a section of a brand new development for the “Gateway town.”
Architects got the task of planning a tower that might be located at the southern tip of Taichung Gateway Park, with a minimum height of three hundred meters (984 ft).The winning Sou Fujimoto concept options a tower that in essence could be a “21st Century Oasis.”
The structural style is impressed by the Taiwanese Banyan tree and incorporates a roof-top garden that looks to float three hundred meters higher than the bottom. The tower can produce a symbolic landmark for Taichung town, with the garden being visible from among a massive radius.
The structure can adopt many inexperienced design initiatives by implementing a forest roof; rainwater harvesting; solar hot water panels; wind turbines; photovoltaic cells; a ground supply heat pump; a desiccant air-handling unit and natural ventilation.
Sou Fujimoto conjointly hopes that these inexperienced ways are going to be a big contribution to acquiring the LEED Gold certification.
The superstructure of the tower can feature a series of steel columns, spiral beams and roof beams. The perimeter columns and intermediate columns are going to be positioned in numerous directions in order that they’ll resist robust lateral winds and earthquakes.
At night the tower are going to be lit up with none obvious type. sort of a breeze, the sunshine show can pulsate and flow because the tower eventually falls asleep. “The lightweight of this tower can evoke and have interaction to any or all, the spirit of Taiwan,” says Sou Fujimoto.
“Light that enables one to feel and be connected to the spirit of life, this can be the ever-changing face of Taiwan Tower, Taichung Gateway, and for Taiwan.”
Winning Taiwan Tower “21st Century Oasis”