Aedas has unveiled plans for a soaring 656-foot tower that’s broken into two pieces held together by a series of ‘floating’ sky gardens and glass boxes. The architects drew inspiration from the Chinese character ‘中’ in the logo of the Taichung Commercial Bank.
The 40-story high tower is a mixed-use development comprising the Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters and an internationally-branded five-star hotel. Instead of stacking all the large functions such as the ballroom and swimming pool in a singular tower, the design creates two separate towers with a vertical void in the middle of the building.
Several glass boxes function as public exhibition space, sky gardens, a ballroom, a swimming pool and conference rooms. These spaces are located within the void of the building, and this design makes the tower an eye-catching monument that faces the main road.
The rooftop terrace features a restaurant and a VIP club long. Landscaped outdoor space and sweeping balconies provide guests with incredible views of Taiwan.
Aedas’ design recently won the Tall Buildings category at MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2018.