Gallery: Stunning Star-Shaped Taiwan Tower With Built-In Wind Turbine

The City of Taichung recently sought proposals for an iconic new tower to serve as a landmark and a symbol of Taiwan´s spirit. One of the proposals in the design competition was the 'Taiwan Tower' designed by Portugal-based OODA Architecture in collaboration with the Spanish and American studio OOIIO. The stunning star-shaped tower received a Merit Award in the competition based on its unique architecture and green building strategies that include a vertical-axis wind turbine in the very tip of the tower.

The tower’s form was inspired by Taiwan’s diamond industry, traditional origami, the Eiffel Tower, and the star, which is part of Taiwan’s flag. Combining all of these visual icons together into one building results in a large star-shaped, multi-faceted tower designed to rival Taiwan’s other famous skyscrapers. The eco tower would stand over 350 meters tall and includes offices for Taichung City Government, leisure and recreational spaces, retail and educational centers, and the new Museum of Taichung City Development.


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  1. Futuristic Solar Skyscr... November 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    [...] with Mihai Bogdan CRACIUN architect from the USA as well as to design the iconic tower for Taipei. The project was inspired by the leaf, the shape of the island of Taiwan, the money tree, and other [...]

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