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Architecture Firm Wins Competition for High-Speed Rail TOD Complex in Hsinchu

Hsinchu High Speed Rail. (c) Goettsch Partners
Hsinchu High Speed Rail. (c) Goettsch Partners
16 January 2023 | Hsinchu, China

Goettsch Partners (GP) and Taiwan-based development partners Honhui Group and Kindom have been chosen to design and develop a mixed-use transit-oriented complex in Hsinchu.

Totaling 149,500 square meters, the complex includes 122,000 square meters of office and 27,500 square meters of retail. The design features two towers of 40 and 26 stories that is directly connected to the city’s high-speed rail station.  The project is a collaboration with local architect TMA Architects & Associates and landscape architect SWA Group. 

This new development’s location in Hsinchu, which is a burgeoning tech hub, alongside the high-speed rail station creates connectivity with Taipei and Taichung. Using human-scale design, the complex features public landscaping and hardscape features throughout. Serving as a gateway the tower's light up at night, granting a visual welcome to visitors arriving by rail. 

The Hsinchu High-Speed Rail Station TOD project is currently in design, with construction scheduled to start in 2024. The first phase of completion is expected in 2027, followed by the second phase in 2029. 

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