Location : Taichung, Taiwan
Year : 2011
Museum, Observatories, Shops, Park
Client : Taichung City
Total Floor Area 6,445 ㎡
Site Area 4.4 ha
Height 380 m
Type : Competition
Design : Himematsu Architecture
Taiwan Tower is the project which includes observatories, museum and park in Taichung, Taiwan.
The positioning of the plan is to be a “Gateway City”. The theme of “four large centers and one feature” is adopted as a turning point for future urban development and encompasses a large park, large campus, large exhibition center, and the Taiwan Tower.
Taiwan Tower will become a new landmark for both Taichung and Taiwan.
It will be integrated with 21st-Century building technology to honor the local building traditions and symbolize the new Taiwan spirit.
TOWER OF VEIN
The Creation of TOWER OF VEIN is aim that Taichung becomes environmental
city and declares world-leading existence against environmental problem.
Human faces environmental problems, global warming, waist of natural resource
and ecological system crisis in 21 century.
It is also caused in East Asia accomplishing rapid economical development.
Development of Taichung is based on geographical condition between grand
mountain area at east and vast sea at west. Tower of Vein respects the natural
environment and undertakes role of connection among citizen, society and
natural environment for the future.
The VEIN is proposed as a motif of nature for composition of structure, surface
The height was the standard expression to characterize tower, but we propose
the alternative, structure, surface and space.
2. Optimizing natural factors
Nature, water, grass and tree, is used for part of architectural material.
Porous structure declines heat loads by air passing through it.
3. Respects for Nature
People can view the relationship between natural surrounding and urban area
dynamically from observatories.