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Located on the eastern coast of Taiwan, which has recently seen a dramatic outflux of young people going to larger urban centers in search of better jobs, the project aims to bring older holiday-makers to the region and promote active vacations. Walking public paths planned for the site will meander through the complex and connect various public spaces such as observation points, performance stages, shops, restaurants and healthcare services.

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Hualien Wellness & Residential development, Taiwan, BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group, green roof, holiday home, active lifestyle, floor-to-ceiling windows, vernacular architecture, green architecture

“The angled silhouettes add an almost traditional vernacular feeling of attics and porches in the middle of the dense modern development,” said BIG. The built model home is meant to attract buyers ahead of construction of the rest of the development and act as a proof of concept. The entire complex is expected to complete by 2018.

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