On 29 November 2019, WOHA Architects announced the completion of its project, Sky Green, in Taichung.
The developer Golden Jade, with Feng Chia University as an advisor, commissioned WOHA Architects to design a green and sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the city. The complex comprises residential apartments and retail shops, as well as recreational facilities within two towers, A and B.
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“We are very happy to have been a part of this collaboration between policymakers, academia and the private sector to design the future of sustainable housing in Taichung,” says Mun Summ Wong, founding director of WOHA Architects.
“One building can’t change a city, but we hope that Sky Green is the first of many,” he added.
Green landscaping is a key material palette in creating the building envelope for the towers. Tower A’s apartments have extended balconies with trees, while Tower B’s apartments have a soft, green creeper mesh screen on their façades. Skygardens are located every five floors within the block, to dissolve boundaries between the interior and exterior. This allows the residents to enjoy additional greenery and fresh air.
“Sky Green was first conceptualized seven years ago, and WOHA Architects came on board a year later. Now, after five years of construction, we are happy to present the outcome of this collaborative effort,” said David Zhang, chairman of Golden Jade Corporation.
The design of Sky Green has also been adapted to suit the local culture and subtropical climate, as well as to ensure safety during earthquakes and typhoons.
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