“By stylizing a conventional technique to protect from sun, the Arcades capture views and create originality while providing shading and privacy.”
Located in Kaohsiung City next to the waterfront and an urban park, the design focuses on an internal connection with both natural spaces. Inspired by the conventional arcade spaces found throughout the city, the ARCADES provide shading while allowing maximum view. Confronted with a massive zoning envelope, the building is re-proportioned with division of superblocks allowing the new iconic tower to be distinct within the existing waterfront skyline creating a sense of individuality and home.
The 160 meter tall tower is composed of 182 luxury apartment units with private balcony. Private residential amenity spaces include private lobby, residential clubhouse, VIP room, sky lounge, fitness center, private garden, and basement parking. Commercial retail units are located at the 1st and 2nd Floors.
- Client: Kuo Cheng Development & Construction
- Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- Site Area: 6983 m2
- Project Area: 80,000 m2
- Number of Stories: 41
- Building Height: 160m
- Program: Residential, Retail, Parking
- Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Ryo Otsuka, Yan Zhang
- Local Architect: Jason Chia Architects