When the Taiwan Tower competition in Taichung asked participants for an iconic skyscraper, Visiondivision responded with a cluster of over 100 slender towers that challenges the expected experiences within and aesthetics of a 21st century tower. Tower Town, a result of examining the traditional skyscraper and questioning its spatial offerings, creates a dense urban environment with its fragmented massing.
More about the project after the break.
This field of towers will create an experience that vastly differs from the single skyscraper. The 100+ skyscrapers will form a network on the ground level of narrow streets with different vertical views, and in the sky, with different observation decks for communication purposes (in addition to structural demands).
“With our proposed typology, we wanted to make a truly unique experience for anyone visiting, working in or living in the new tower. Our solution was to separate the building into over a hundred of sleek towers; this will make the complex more into a highly interactive and intimate city district than into one large building mass that has little to no interaction with its users,” explained Visiondivision.
“The sensation seeking of a high solitaire object has been the predominant show-off for the last century where the height has been limited to a combination of building technique and money…The tall lone building has been done so many times before, it doesn’t matter if you tweak it, swirl it, punctuate it, clad it with new materials; it still will more or less be the same. To make new world wonders, new typologies must be found, making architecture and spatial experience once again the main key to success,” added the architects.