The Grand Jury chaired by French architect Odile Decq together with Jeanne Gang (Founder of Studio G... More
Developer Golden Jade invited WOHA to design a mixed-use residential development in the heart of Taichung, Taiwan, with sustainability in mind. WOHA designed a building with a façade comprised of protruding balconies with trees, sky gardens and mesh screens for green creeper plants.
The façade offers sun-shading and the green buffer acts as a living interface between inside and outside. Every unit has a visual connection to greenery outside their apartment. A series of sheltered sky gardens, terraces, balconies and planters culminate in a breathable facade.
The first three levels are filled with retail spaces with 23 levels of apartments above them spread over two towers. The architects intended to create green intimate serene courtyards away from the busy street life. A biophilic environment within a high-rise context.