ArchDaily has recieved another submission from the Taiwan Tower Competition in Taichung, by Broadway Malayn. The project was dubbed 3x3x3 to represent the conceptual framework of the coalescence of three distinct features of the tower: environmental, social and economic.
More after the break.
The compeitition called for a tower that could commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Taiwan, while projecting it to the future in technological and social progress. Broadway Malyan took the opportunity to design an iconic structure that activates the cultural activities of the city.
Courtesy of Broadway Malyan Architects
The form of 3x3x3 is captured in a graceful splayed and twisting tower that exudes stability, and elegance. The experience begins at ground level, where visitors traverse a park landscape rich in facilities and programs that incorporate bicycling, basketball and baseball courts, and city farm style allotments for local produce to be sourced for the facilities inside.
Beneath the tower is a central performance space, flexible enough to have a variety of different kinds of entertainment in the venue. From here, visitors have access to the museum of urban development, as well as glass pods that ascend the structure helically, offering 360 degree views of Taichung. The top of the tower contains three observation decks, a cafe and restaurant, bar accommodations, and an event space that can host Red Bull’s Asia X-Games Base-Jumping Contest.
Broadway Malyan sought to exploit the local conditions of the site to improve the building’s environmental affects. It is designed to harness energy from the sun and prevailing winds. In addition, rain water harvesting is available. The architects also employed recycling strategies in the design that used locally produced materials and services.
Architect: Broadway Malyan Project: 3x3x3 tower Client: Taichung County and Taichung City Project Team: Ben Somners, Ian Douglas, Jones, Jeremy Salmon, Fan Zhang, Baoliang Liu, Longgui Dai, Jian Xie, Cai Liu Technical Support: Buro Happold, Rob May, Mike Parkinson