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

 
Sunlight reaches in through the windows and bounces off floors, ceilings and walls to reach the interior of each volume, while automatic shades reduce heat gain when it gets too hot. The building's atrium spaces allow hot air to rise up and out of the tip-top of the tower, where a vertical axis wind turbine takes advantage of the draft. The building also features high performance lighting with photosensors, radiant floor heating, rainwater collection, water-efficient fixtures and interior garden spaces.

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 upgrade.studio 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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