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.

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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.

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A series of transparent glass boxes house public exhibition space, sky gardens, a ballroom, a swimming pool, and conferencing facilities within the void. This plan enriches the building’s shape and creates a unique, iconic feature facing the main road.

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A terrace retreat at the rooftop features a restaurant and a VIP club long. Landscaped outdoor space and sweeping balconies provide magnificent city views for guests.

Aedas’ design recently won the Tall Buildings category at MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2018.

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Aedas, Commercial Bank Headquarters, green tower, Taiwan, mixed-use tower, sky gardens, rooftop terraces, swimming pool, glass tower, glass facade

Aedas, Commercial Bank Headquarters, green tower, Taiwan, mixed-use tower, sky gardens, rooftop terraces, swimming pool, glass tower, glass facade