Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV has released images of a multifaceted two-tower project covered in interactive screens. The Taipei Twin Towers concept will rise to heights of 337 and 280 metres and takes inspiration from New York City's famous Times Square.
Designed for a consortium led by Nan Hai Development, the project aims to revitalize Taipei's central station area with a vertical neighbourhood clad in interactive media facades which individually communicate the diverse interior program held within each block. The new complex will be built atop Taipei's Main Station, introducing retail, office, cinema and hotel space to the area, while redeveloping existing plazas.
"Arriving at Taipei Central Station is currently an anti-climax. The immediate area does not reveal the metropolitan charms and exciting quality that the Taiwanese metropolis has to offer," said MVRDV principal and co-founder Winy Maas. "The Taipei Twin Towers will turn this area into the downtown that Taipei deserves, with its vibrant mixture of activities matched only by the vibrant collection of façade treatments on the stacked neighbourhood above."
Contextually, the project is broken down into separate tower and base elements. Large podiums composed of smaller connected volumes house retail connected by terraces and suspended escalators, leaving the larger tower blocks to contain the two hotels, office spaces and cinemas.
|Related Companies:||MVRDV, Nan Hai Development|