OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living

oma builds Metropolitan Village in taipei

 

The Taipei Xinyi-Wenchang Residence, or Metropolitan Village, is a pragmatic response to the changing dynamics of post-pandemic living and working. Designed by OMA, the 95-meter, 23-story tower in Taipei’s central business district incorporates distinct volumes clustered around a central services core. Each volume features aluminum panels and a curtain wall system, contributing to the creation of over 30 different living unit types. Designed to address the diverse urban conditions of the city, the tower offers a variety of post-pandemic lifestyles, from 68 sqm studios for individuals working remotely to 165 sqm apartments with spacious kitchens suitable for families. The majority of the units, sized at 120 sqm, are easily adaptable to accommodate different priorities such as daily living, working, or leisure.

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living
Metropolitan Village in Tapei, all images by WAX architectural visualizations

 

 

a high-rise residential tower adapting to the post-pandemic era

 

OMA’s tower includes communal facilities dispersed throughout, addressing the need for shared spaces. The design team strategically placed a business center and meeting room on the ground floor to cater to remote workers, underscoring the tower’s practicality. Upper-floor amenities, including a library, bar, and restaurants, along with a gym and shared terraces on the rooftop, contribute to a balanced work-life environment. The Metropolitan Village serves as a connector, bridging the urban conditions of the Xinyi commercial area and the Wenchang district. Its volumes respond to the contrasting environments, with lower units strategically elevated to establish a new pathway linking the two districts while maintaining a human scale at the street level.

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living
the structure rises 95m, featuring 23 storeys

 

 

The façade of the tower, composed of a durable curtain wall system and aluminum panels, also acts as a canvas for the residents’ daily activities. Balustrades made of patterned glass, reminiscent of traditional Taiwanese apartment interiors, offer glimpses into spaces requiring minimal privacy. This interplay of transparency and privacy results in a dynamic architectural mosaic, animated by the residents’ movements as they navigate between living and working areas.

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living
the façade of the tower comprises a durable curtain wall system and aluminum panels

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living

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a harmonious balance between work and life

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living
an interplay of transparency and privacy

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a range of living spaces tailored to diverse post-pandemic lifestyles

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei brings working and living lifestyles in harmony
shared terraces on the rooftop provide residents with panoramic views of Taipei’s dynamic cityscape

OMA's first post-pandemic tower in taipei redefines urban living

 

 

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project info:

 

name: Metropolitan Village

architects: OMA | @oma.eu

design team: Cheng-Hsin Chan, Ronghao Chang, Vincent Kersten, Chang-An Liao, Daan Ooievaar, Chun-Chang Tsai, Nicole Tsai

location: Taipei, Taiwan

partner: David Gianotten

associate in charge: Chiaju Lin

client: Continental Development Corporation

area: 11,961 sqm

 

collaborators:

architect of record: HCCH & associates architects planners & engineers
structural engineer: Evergreen Consulting Engineering, inc.
MEP: techkey MEP Consulting Engineers co. Ltd
façade consultant: Ming Sheng Engineering Co. Ltd.
sustainability: Segreene Sustainable Design & Consulting, Inc.
lighting design: CMA Lighting Design
landscape design: OLFA Landscape Design Group
interior design: Tien Studio
real estate agent: More+ Archiland International
visualization: WAX Architectural Visualizations

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