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Floating Sky Gardens and Rooftop Terraces Adorn Proposed Tower in Taichung

23 March 2018 | Taichung, China

Aedas has unveiled plans for a soaring 656-foot (200-meter) 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 proposed 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.

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

For more on this story, go to Inhabitat.