richard meier unveils plans for a high-rise residential tower in taipei
 
richard meier unveils plans for a high-rise residential tower in taipei
sep 23, 2015

richard meier unveils plans for a high-rise residential tower in taipei


richard meier unveils plans for a high-rise residential tower in taipei
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all images courtesy of richard meier & partners architects

 

 

 

richard meier & partners has unveiled plans for a new residential high-rise currently under construction in taipei. officially titled the CDC ‘55 timeless’ xin-yi tower, the scheme was commissioned as an urban landmark by continental development corporation (CDC). the building rises to total height of 127 meters and seeks to set a precedent in taiwan as a private building that dedicates the entirety of its landscape to the public. the lower part of the building will have two apartments per floor with the upper portion offering one large apartment unit per storey. luxury amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool and roof deck, are located at the top levels of the tower with views towards the city’s landmark ‘taipei 101’ skyscraper.

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
the design is based upon a strong geometric clarity
rendering by vize

 

 

 

reflected in the building’s horizontal and vertical organization, the design is based on a strong geometric clarity. the tower comprises two complimentary portions, a transparent south volume and a solid north volume. ‘the relationship between these two main elements is emphasized through a subtle shift in both plan and elevation creating a dynamism and variation in scale that responds to the immediate urban environment’, explain the architects. the solid north volume contains the core of the residential units that flows towards the transparent south volume which is a natural light-filled space where living, social and the more public programs are located. a carefully crafted geometric organization allows viewing corridors towards the mountains in the far distance.’

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
the lower part of the building will have two apartments per floor
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richard meier explains the project as follows: natural light is a very important element of the tower and the architectural grid helps to bring all the elements of the building into a rational organization so that all of these elements are interrelated both horizontally and vertically. this by consequence affects the structure and the detailing of the building bringing everything into a harmonious whole. as a city rooted in tradition, as well as one of the global hubs in technological innovation, taipei encapsulates the history of taiwan. we hope this building will contribute to the vitality and the public life of the city center.’

 

construction work has begun on the tower, and it remains on target to open in 2017.

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
luxury amenities are located at the top levels
rendering by vize

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
an outdoor swimming pool is set within the roof deck
rendering by vize

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
the scheme offers views towards the city’s landmark ‘taipei 101’ skyscraper
caption by vize

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
the building’s superstructure will be complete by the end of 2015

richard meier the CDC 55 timeless xin-yi residential tower in taipei taiwan designboom
construction has begun on the tower, and it remains on target to open in 2017

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

program: 43 luxury residential apartments with amenity spaces
building height including roof: 127 meters (416 ft)
floors: 29 residential | 2 amenities | 4 parking
site area: 3,500 sqm (37,673 sqf)
floor area: 25,931.47 sqm gross total (279,124 sqf)

 

design team: richard meier, reynolds logan, stefan scheiber-loeis
project architect: richard liu
project team: thibaut degryse, aurora farewell, hank jarzabkowski, katie kasabalis, jeremy keagy, aung kyaw, peter liao, ian lotto, hans put, hee-joo shi, steven sze
owners: continental development corporation
associate architect: c.t. chen & partners

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