CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners

CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners
  • Architects

  • Location

    Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)
  • Design Team

    Richard Meier, Reynolds Logan, Stefan Scheiber-Loeis
  • Project Architect

    Richard Liu
  • Project Team

    Thibaut DeGryse, Aurora Farewell, Hank Jarzabkowski, Katie Kasabalis, Jeremy Keagy, Aung Kyaw, Peter Liao, Ian Lotto, Hans Put, Hee-Joo Shi, Steven Sze
  • Owner

    Continental Development Corporation
  • Associate Architect

    C.T. Chen & Partners
  • Area

    25931.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

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Richard Meier & Partners has unveiled plans for a 127-meter-tall tower in Taipei. Already under construction, the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi residential skyscraper will be comprised of two volumes: a solid north tower and transparent south tower.

"The solid north volume contains the core of the residential units that flows towards the transparent south volume, which is a natural light-filled space where living, social and the more public programs are located," says the practice. "A carefully crafted geometric organization allows viewing corridors towards the mountains in the far distance."

© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects
© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Richard Meier adds, “Natural light is a very important element of the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower and the architectural grid helps to bring all the elements of the building into a rational organization so that all of these elements are interrelated both horizontally and vertically. This by consequence affects the structure and the detailing of the building bringing everything into a harmonious whole."

© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects
© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects

The private building will be one of the first in Taipei to dedicate its entire landscape to the public realm. It's lower half will be comprised of two apartments per floor; its upper portion will allocate one large apartment per floor. Luxury amenities, such as an outdoor swimming pool and roof deck, will be located on the tower's top floors, framing views of Taipei 101.

Typical Upper Floor Plan
Typical Upper Floor Plan
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© Vize.com; Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Opening expected in 2017.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower / Richard Meier & Partners" 22 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/774118/richard-meier-reveals-residential-skyscraper-underway-in-taipei> ISSN 0719-8884
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