After five years of construction, developer Golden Jade has completed its “green” mixed-use development project, designed by Singapore-based practice Woha, in Taiwan.
The developer, with Feng Chia University as an advisor, commissioned Woha to design a green and sustainable mixed-use development in the CBD, a project the architect says is the first of its kind in Taichung.
“We are very happy to have been a part of this collaboration between policy makers, academia and the private sector to design the future of sustainable housing in Taichung,” Woha founding director Mun Summ Wong said.
“One building can’t change a city but we hope that Sky Green is the first of many more.”
The project spans a 1390sq m site and comprises residential apartments and retail, across two towers.
The city of Taichung is located roughly 165 kilometres south of Taiwan's capital of Taipei.
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In 2012, Taichung City government and Feng Chia University invited the design firm to bring its exhibition “Breathing Architecture’ to the city.
The exhibition was part of the city's Gateway Project Masterplan which focused on design principles of sustainability, low carbon emissions and smart cities.
“The government was in the process of drafting new regulations to make Taichung a greener, more liveable city in its next phase of development,” Wong said.
The Singapore-based practice has a focus on biophilic design and integrated landscaping.
It currently has projects under construction in Singapore, two housing projects in Mumbai India, China, and Australia, including the $375 million tower development in Brisbane in conjunction with Architectus, at 443 Queen Street, by Cbus Property and Probuild.