milan- and new york-based firm antonio citterio patricia viel has presented plans for the ‘taipei sky tower’, a 280-meter tall skyscraper set for the taiwanese capital. the project has been branded the country’s first ‘large-scale lifestyle-driven development’ and will house two hyatt-branded luxury hotels. located in taipei’s xinyi district, the form of the structure takes inspiration from chinese bamboo shoots as well as the pleats of greek columns.

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
all images courtesy of antonio citterio patricia viel

 

 

antonio citterio patricia viel will also design the interiors of the park hyatt hotel, while shanghai-based practice neri & hu will fit out andaz — a newer hotel brand with 18 locations around the world. meanwhile, at the base of the skyscraper, a retail podium will provide a 300-meter long frontage of flagship stores. ‘our design for an aesthetically stunning, operationally efficient and environmentally friendly, 54-storey tower has been chosen from proposals by seven shortlisted tier one international firms,’ says antonio citterio patricia viel.

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
the skyscraper will rise to a total height of 280 meters (919 feet)

 

 

‘travelers nowadays are tired of the conventional hotel experience but are still unsure about the consistency of what online short-term lodging offers,’ says aaron chan, chairman/CEO of riant capital — the development firm behind the project. ‘we believe this is where the opportunity lies. we want to create a product that is experiential and exciting, and at the same time consistent and operationally well run.’ the project is scheduled to open to guests and tenants in 2020.

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
the project has been branded the country’s first ‘large-scale lifestyle-driven development’

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
the form of the 54-storey structure takes inspiration from chinese bamboo shoots

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
at the base of the skyscraper, a retail podium will provide a 300-meter long frontage of flagship stores

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
the façade also references the pleats of greek columns

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
the development will house two hyatt-branded luxury hotels

antonio citterio patricia viel to build bamboo-shaped skyscraper in taipei
the project is scheduled to open to guests and tenants in 2020