台北にそびえたつ二重螺旋の超高層芸術住宅「陶朱隠園」を受注：プレスリリース：熊谷組. 1.プロジェクトの概要 株式会社熊谷組の100%子会社である台湾の現地法人 華熊營造股份有限公司は、中華工程股份有限公司より、台北市信義區の超高層住宅「陶朱隠園」(タオヂュインユェン)を受注しました。
当プロジェクトは台北市のホテル「亜太會館」（アゴラガーデン）の跡地に、高さ93.2ｍの超高層マンションを新築するもので、工事金額は約100億円（内装工事を含まない）、工期は45ヶ月です。 基本設計を行ったフランスの建築家Vincent Callebaut氏（ベルギー国籍）により、鉛直方向に断片的に配置された庭園をコンセプトに、エコ住宅建設の先駆者として、有機性廃棄物の再利用のほか、BIPV(建物一体型太陽光発電)、雨水のリサイクルなどの省エネを考慮し、設計がなされています。 また、アメリカのLEED認証(*)、台湾のEEWH緑建築候補認証を既に取得しています。 熊谷組と華熊營造股份有限公司は、台湾において、数多くの施工実績がありますが、2004年には、台湾のランドマークとなる「ＴＡＩＰＥＩ １０１」（高さ508m）を施工しており、それらの実績と施工能力が高く評価され今回の受注につながりました。 (*)LEEDとは、Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designの略で、米国グリーンビルディング協会(U.S. 2.本建物の特徴 ① 建物形状はDNAをモチーフとした二重螺旋をイメージする極めて特徴的なフォルムを有する。 ② 敷地は、かつてのホテル「亜太會館」（アゴラガーデン）の跡地で、既に解体されているが、地下部分は既存の山留め構造体を再利用する形で設計されている。 ③ 地上建物の構造体としては、中央コア部とWING部先端のメガカラム、最上階の大トラスで 構成されている。 ④ WING部は、中央コア部分を中心に、フロアー毎に時計回りに4.5度ずつ回転しており、WING部先端のメガカラムがねじれた形状となっている。 ⑤ 基礎免震として、アメリカのEPS社（Earthquake Protection Systems）の免震システム（FPS ：Friction Pendulum System すべり振り子型免震装置）を採用している。
⑥ 中央コアおよびWING部の複雑な鉄骨の建て方に、熊谷組が開発した「建方エース」を採用する予定。 3.工事概要. Taipei agora tower. 2015 Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Innovation Award Goes to Tao Zhu Yin Yuan TAIPEI, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After winning the honor of "highly commended" in the World Architecture Festival (WAF), Tao Zhu Yin Yuan, developed jointly by Core Pacific Group, its subsidiary BES Engineer Corporation and Agora Garden Co., Ltd., was once again honored as the Finalist on Design Innovation by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
This international award granted to the Taiwanese project recognizes Tao Zhu Yin Yuan's superiority at innovation for its outstanding structural engineering design. Past CTBUH awardees in Greater China region include CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong and TAIPEI 101. Tao Zhu Yin Yuan (Taipei, Taiwan) Construction Begins on Taipei's 'Jungle' Skyscraper - Global Tall News. Agora Garden Tower, a twisting skyscraper with an inhabitable "jungle," is now under construction in Taipei.
The Agora, designed by Vincent Callebaut Architecture (VCA), will feature an orchard, a vegetable garden, space for aromatic and medicinal plants and a compost and rainwater capture system. VCA's competition-winning design was intended to mimic two encircling hands clasped together, and was also inspired by the helical structure of DNA. "Neither single tower, nor twin towers, the project rises toward the sky with two helical towers gathering themselves around a central core," VCA told World Architecture News.
Twisting Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower Makes Construction Progress in Taipei - Global Tall News. Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) has released in-progress images of their Tao Zhu Yin Yuan tower, under construction in the Xinjin District of Taipei, Taiwan.
Tao Zhu Yin Yuan - The Skyscraper Center. Agora Garden by Vincent Callebaut. A plant-covered twisting tower shaped like a DNA strand by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is under construction in Taipei, Taiwan (+ slideshow).
Described by Vincent Callebaut as "neither single tower, nor twin towers", the 20-storey Agora Garden apartment block is designed with a double-helix structure that twists up around a fixed central core. "Different from the modern city built of concrete, glass and steel, the Agora Garden tower appears in an urban centre as a green twisted mountain," says the architect. Balconies on each floor will be filled with plants, vegetable gardens and fruit trees, creating a cascading layer of greenery across the exterior. These will enable residents to grow their own food and compost all their biodegradable waste. TAO ZHU YIN YUAN TOWER proj Vincent Callebaut. Interview CNN By Melissa Hassett, CNN Updated January 6, 2017 CNN: This twisted carbon-eating tower is rising in the East.
The carbon-eating tower is rising in the East. "I want to give hope for a better tomorrow," he says.
One of his eco-friendly ideas is taking root right now in Taipei, Taiwan's capital city. When Tao Zhu Yin Yuan -- meaning "The Retreat of Tao Zhu" -- is completed in September 2017, the residential complex will be covered in 23,000 trees and shrubs. While Callebaut likens the building to an urban forest, its appearance is actually modeled after a strand of DNA -- a double helix twisting 90-degrees from base to top. If all goes to plan, Callebaut says the plants will absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year -- the equivalent of around 27 cars. Taiwan as a whole produced more than 250 million tons of CO2 in 2014, according to the International Energy Agency. The world’s catalogue of ideas. Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas Explore Firm Swa, Eco Friendly Offices and more!
Learn more at inhabitat.com. External TAIPEI 101 BT TW Webpage v2. Agora Tower: Twisting Skyscraper Wrapped With Vertical Gardens Breaks Ground in Taipei. Taipei just broke ground on a twisting skyscraper that is wrapped with a jungle of vertical gardens!
Designed by Vincent Callebaut Architecture, the 42,355-square-meter (455,000-square-foot) Agora Tower will have an orchard, a vegetable garden, space for aromatic and medicinal plants, and a compost and rainwater capture system - and that's just the beginning. Designed to mimic two encircling hands and the helical structure of DNA, the towers are organized a central core that allows for what the design team call a “hyper-abundance of suspended gardens.” These will spill over with edible and decorative plants, enabling residents of 40 luxury apartments to harvest a great deal of their own food (except for protein.) Plus, the rainwater capture system alleviates pressure on the municipal water supply and gives the complex even greater independence.
Each 540 square meter apartment will have an interior green wall as well, ensuring optimum air quality and a great green aesthetics. Futuristic metro station puts a novel spin to the everyday commute in Taipei. Commuter infrastructure doesn’t have to be boring—take this futuristic new metro station in Taipei as an example.
Designed by local architecture firm J.J. Pan & Partners, the Dingpu MRT station looks more like a galactic ship than the subway stations we’re used to. Built with sweeping curved lines and modern materials, the station is topped with energy-saving reflective solar tubes and programmable LED light fixtures that give the project a contemporary and eco-friendly edge. The design concept for the Dingpu MRT station stems from Tucheng District’s transition from an early industrial coal town into a major technological center.
Taipei’s gorgeous Daan Park MRT raises the bar for metro stations everywhere. Taipei is home to one of the best subway systems in the world—and it’s not just because of its efficiency, reliability, and impressive dedication to cleanliness. The Taipei Metro, also known as the MRT, recently completed the Daan Park MRT Station, a lush, light-filled station that raises the bar on mass transit architecture everywhere. Architects turn a cramped apartment into a gorgeous loft where the owner's cats can roam freely. Taiwanese architects ST Studio renovated a cramped, two-bedroom apartment in Taipei and turned it into a flexible loft that doubles as a spacious playground for the owner’s two cats. Loft H can be adapted to different living needs and features long shelving where the owner can keep a collection of books, figurines and sneakers.
The architects removed some of the partitions to bring more natural light into the interior and create a loft-like effect. Upon the owner’s request, the team introduced long, open shelf systems for books and collectables, while keeping the amount of cabinetry to a minimum to keep the feeling of spaciousness and flexibility. The shelving system also acts as a sort of playground for the cats, where they can leap from shelf to shelf, or just rest and take in the views.
Related: Turett Architects Renovates Small NYC Loft With Sustainable Style. Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building. Indoor and outdoor scenery overlap in this sinuous pavilion by Emerge Architects. The SINICA Eco-Pavilion was tailored to the existing trees on the site, and meanders in-between them to create an organic space where nature is as much on display as the exhibition housed inside the building. The building, located within a restoration area of Taipei‘s leading academic institution, Academia Sinica, features long stretches of curved glass surfaces that facilitate ambiguous spatial perception for visitors. The line between the inside and outside disappears as one navigates the interior space and explores different exhibitions. Different spatial pockets such as the lobby, screening room and exhibition areas create fluid transitions. Related: Sinuous concrete pavilion is a spiritual oasis at the City of Hope research and treatment center. Vincent Callebaut's twisting carbon-absorbing skyscraper nears completion in Taipei.
Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ extraordinary Agora Garden—a DNA-inspired carbon-absorbing eco-tower—just topped out in Taipei, Taiwan. Set in Xinyi District just blocks from the LEED Platinum Taipei 101 skyscraper, Callebaut’s twisting tower will be filled with plants, vegetable gardens, and trees on every floor – and the new greenery will be capable of absorbing 130 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The eye-catching building is expected to house the Taipei’s most expensive luxury apartments on one of the city’s largest designated residential sites. Built mostly from concrete for seismic stability, the twenty two-story skyscraper comprises luxury apartments, rooftop clubhouses, a swimming pool, gym facilities, and car parking. The energy efficient tower’s unusual shape draws inspiration from DNA’s double helix structure and the Chinese Taiji philosophy of yin and yang. Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building.