Richard Meier & Partners Unveils Their First Building in Taiwan

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Richard Meier & Partners has revealed their first ever building in Taiwan, a 163-meter apartment building close to the center of Taichung. Offering 110 apartments with views over Taichung City Hall, the Opera House, and the Convention Center, the tower is composed of two towers connected by a central circulation core. The north tower is the taller section, with a geometric appearance that responds to the more built-up area to the north of the building. The south tower, which faces an area of smaller-scale residential buildings, features an expressive facade of translucent glass.

Luxembourg House / Richard Meier & Partners

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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Location:
Design Team: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
Project Architect: Anne Strüwing
Area: 975.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Richard Meier Designs Two-Tower Residential Development for Bogota

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Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled designs for their first project in Bogota: Vitrvm. Conceptualized as two towers united at the base, the new 13-story residential development will provide 36 apartments along Septima Avenue in the north section of the city.

“The project is contextually inspired by the beauty of its immediate surroundings,” described the architects. “It aims to reflect and to engage the beautiful gardens and large trees at the Chico Park and the Seminario Mayor,” one of the largest and most important seminaries in .

230 Halsey Street / Richard Meier & Partners

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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: , NJ, USA
Design Principals: Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
Project Manager: Vivian Lee
Project Architect: Remy Bertin
Collaborators: Scott Johnson, Chris Townsend, Dongkyu Lee, Diana Lui, Hee-Joo Shi, Jonathan Bell, Chris Layda, Adam Nicholson, Adam Greene, Hyung Sok Moon, Aki Koike, Takumi Nakagawa, Techan Abe, Aung Kyaw, Katie Kasabalis, Yuanyang Teng
Year: 2013
Photographs: Steven Sze, Courtesy of

Resort Hotel and Spa Proposal / Richard Meier & Partners

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Richard Meier & Partners just broke ground on the 150-room HH Resort Hotel and Spa, which is their first project in . Located in Gangneung, the new resort complex will be a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel composed of elegant guestrooms, a world class restaurant and a wellness spa that reflect the local culture, a banquet hall, amphitheater, exhibition hall, beach house and various amenities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

City Green Court / Richard Meier & Partners

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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: Pankrac, Prague,
Design Principals: Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
Project Architect: Guillermo Murcia
Collaborators: Robert Kim, Marianna Mello, Yoshiki Waterhouse, Joseph Watson
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe, Guillermo Murcia

Italcementi i.lab / Richard Meier & Partners

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Our friends at Richard Meier & Partners have shared with us their latest completed project: Italcementi i.lab in , Italy. The building, a new research and development center for Italcementi, one of the top five cement manufacturers in the world, is a showcase for sustainable design, already attaining one of the first LEED Platinum accreditations in Italy.

According to the firm, Italcementi i.lab reflects not only the company’s commitment to sustainability but also “the company’s position of leadership, technological advancement and commitment to research and innovation in the use of concrete.”

In the Press Release, Dukho Yeon, Design Partner-in-charge, describes the project: “i.lab is our firm’s most sustainable building to date embodied in sculptural and dramatic, but simple forms showcasing the possibilities of concrete in perfect balance with the technical purpose of the building.”

Read more about ’ latest, after the break…

‘Engel & Völkers’ New Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners

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Following an international competition, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has been selected to design a new mixed-use building in Germany. Under the Richard Meier & Partners plan – one of three competing proposals – the site will become a remarkable place to work, live and relax in the HafenCity district.

Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Managing Partner: Richard Meier
Design Partner: Bernhard Karpf
Design Team: Anne Strüwing, Parsa Khalili
Collaborators: Bori Kang, Amalia Rusconi-Clerici, Stephen Sze, Kevin Browning
Year: 2013
Images: Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners