Richard Meier unveils design for his first tower in Taiwan

Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier building, a 535-foot apartment tower in Taichung City, the country’s third-largest city.

October 14, 2014 |

Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier & Partners-designed building in Taichung City, the country’s third-largest city. ArchDaily reports that the firm has revealed designs for the 535-foot apartment building close to the city center.

The 110 units in the new development will boast views of the city's city hall, opera hall, and convention center.

The tower is built in Richard Meier’s signature bright-white, angular form. It is composed of two towers connected by a central circulation core.

The north tower is the taller section, and is designed to respond to the more built-up area north of the building. The south tower faces an area of smaller-scale residential buildings, and features a façade of translucent glass.

“The new tower responds to the scale of the city’s existing fabric while sustaining modern architectural dialogue which we continue to refine and explore throughout our work,” Meier told ArchDaily.

ArchDaily has the full story.

 

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