Aedas has released new renderings and photos of Lè Architecture as the 18-story building approaches completion. Inspired by the form and striations of river pebbles, the office building will provide a unique work environment along the Jilong River and will mark an important milestone in the revitalization of the Nangang District of Taipei.
Imitating a moss-covered pebble found in a river, the building employs multiple strategies for adding greenery to the facade. On the west face, a series of vertical green belts provide sunshading for the interior office spaces, while the north and south ends feature a series of vegetated outdoor terraces to create “diverse façade layers with unparalleled views.”
“Efficient, interactive and healthy” office spaces have been carefully arranged to provide “an urban living room” centered around communal areas with kitchens, coffee shops, libraries and “brainstorming spaces.”
The design has been conceived with environmental sustainability in mind to aim for a LEED gold certification. The glass facade of the building has been optimized for construction feasibility, while vertical aluminum fins and the green planters on the west facade lower the interior temperature in the summer through sunshading, reducing the need for mechanical cooling.
Project: Lè Architecture
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Client: Earnest Development & Construction Corporation
Gross floor area: 14,169 square metres
Completion year: 2017
Director: Andy Wen
News via Aedas.