Vegetated residential tower breaks ground in Taiwan

Each unit in the tower will have a balcony garden to facilitate the nature-human relationship.

August 06, 2014 |

Ground has been broken on the "One More" residential tower in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, at the front row of the Art Museum Park. The tower is designed to establish a relationship between the residents and nature, using its simplicity to maximize the structure's relationship to the natural environment, Architecure Lab reports.

The tower is located right in front of the Art Museum Park, a 30-hectare museum campus and ecology park located on the western edge of Kaohsiung City. From the tower, designed by spatial practice, not only the full expanse of the park can be seen, but also the sea at the city's edge.

Each unit will have a balcony garden to facilitate the nature-human relationship.

"The design result comes from a long process of analysis of the typical Taiwan residential typology," the architects said in a press release. "To break the monotony of the typical-found typology, the simple band gesture varies in height on each floor to exemplify its organic inspiration. The scheme promotes the essence of natural living in the urban environment."

The 100-meter tower will have 53 2-bedroom apartments, all coming standard with views of the park from the kitchen and living room. Residents amenity spaces will include lobbies, a private garden at the back of the building, and a roof garden. The first and second floors will be made up of retail units. 

The One More tower is the second from the left.
The One More tower faces the Art Museum Park.

Project Details:

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Program: Residential, Retail, Parking and Landscape
Status: Under Construction
Year: 2012
Client: Bellevueciti Construction
Architect: spatial practice
Partners in Charge : Dora Chi, Erik Amir
Project Architect: Ryo Otsuka
Team: Zhang Yan, Emily Wu, Taylor Williams, Carol Lao, Andrea Sze
Local Architect: Jason Chia & Associates
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