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Fernando Menis, Menis Architects, Taipei, Taiwan, residential tower, vertical garden, green tower, green architecture, Agora Garden, architecture competition, volcanic stone

Agora Garden creates a symbiosis of volumes and vegetation. It was inspired by the shape of primitive rocks emerging from the earth, and continues the architects’ interest in organic architecture and natural configurations among their past projects is a church built with volcanic stone. The project was designed as a competition entry in 2010.

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The building is supposed to function as a residential tower, but also contains common spaces where neighbors can meet and talk; a club, large swimming pool, and relaxation areas are spread out across the upper floors. The structure comprises four types of apartments distributed across the floors, which are designed to fit different user requirements. Each can be combined with different types of vegetation, and there are parking spaces for private cars on each floor.

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