suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
steven MA: Taiwan Tower is to be located at the southern tip of Central Park, across from the Economic and Trade Park to the north. Its 360m height surpassing the Dadu Mountain vantage point
and affording a view of the Taiwan Strait. Here, visitors will be treated to a panorama view of the parks, the city and the natural surroundings. Taiwan Tower will become the first stop for tourists visiting Central Taiwan. It is designed to be a portal or tourist services as well as the most important landmark building in Central Taiwan. As a key tourist stop, Taiwan Tower is anticipated to receive tourists 24hrs a day and it will accommodate round-the-clock tourist and recreational activities.
Taiwan Tower is a “Double-Tower” scheme with sightseeing and recreational functions and as a model for green building. Its overall functional scheme can be divided into three main
parts from top to bottom;
1) Observatory [Entertainment]
2) Double-Towers [Ecology]
3) Museum Complex [Educational]
The main functions of the Taiwan Tower consist of Observatory, Environmental Quality Monitoring Station, Radio and Digital Signal Transmission Base & Museums. Besides its sightseeing
functions, the ecological “Double-Towers’ will also consist of Four Season Vertical Farms, Aviary Habitats & Multiple Viewing Platforms with Sky Gardens
Taiwan Tower is to possess a form with the characteristics of “Sustainability Aesthetics”.
Designer: Steven Ma
Team: San Liu/ Xinyu Wan/ Emre Icdem
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sM: Hernan Diaz Alonso/ Wolf D. Prix/ Urban Strategies_Postgraduate_Excessive
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sM: Dexter Season 1-5 in one week.