"The tower rises out of a low urban sprawl gently taking advantage of the city texture."
The urban fabric is composed out of a chaotic sprawl and a natural lake surrounded by a forest. The intention is to create a smooth boundary which responds to the both sides, integrating scales from small to big. The ellipse plan smoothly responds to the city and nature to maximize the view, while avoiding to create corners in the building. This design provides a new image for Kaohsiung residential towers, outside the typical zigzag planned towers. Scenic balconies become a platform to capture a 360 degree view and brings warmness into the interiors with timber textures and green. Seizing an opportunity to create public space in the front, landscape and architecture is seamlessly integrated. This provides a continuous design from interior to outdoor and highlights this project as new landmark in the area.
- Client: Kuo Cheng Development & Construction
- Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
- Site Area: 3338m2
- Project Area: 1940m2 (above ground), 4180m2 (underground)
- Number of Stories: 25FL (above ground), 2FL (underground)
- Building Height: 99.8m
- Program: Residential, Parking
- Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Ryo Otsuka, Jason Loo, Eric Yuen
- Local Architect: Jason Chia Architects