U.S. firm designing massive Taiwan project
MulvannyG2 Architecture is designing one of Taipei, Taiwan's largest urban redevelopment projects. The Bellevue, Wash., firm is working with developer The Global Team Group to create Aquapearl, a mixed-use complex that's part of the Taipei government's "Good Looking Taipei 2010" initiative to spur redevelopment of the city's Songjian District. The project will occupy four city blocks and include five mixed-use towers organized around a sunken plaza and an existing subway connection. The towers will range in height from 10 to 25 stories and housing 463 residential units on the upper floors with commercial, retail, and entertainment space on the first three floors. The project is scheduled for completion in 2012.