Benoy Architects masterminded a green architectural design for Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Hsin Chu Station Mall. The low density green-roofed retail project combines the futuristic look of high speed rail and Hsin Chu’s identity as the ‘Windy City.’ It also boasts several sustainable strategies, including rainwater collection, grey water recycling and solar panels.

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The project is the latest among large developments in Pacific Asia designed by Benoy Architects. By preserving a large portion of the natural landscape, the design team sought to create a new green icon for the city and a beacon of sustainability by integrating the natural environment with commercial design. The elevated landscape plays a major role in mitigating the windy climate, while also creating multi-functional green spaces.

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The slope covers outlets for dining and entertainment, an amphitheater and eight cinema houses alongside retail facilities. The development will spread across 30,000 square meters and will be directly connected to the Hsin Chu High Speed Rail Station.

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