Agora Garden In Taipei Is A Twist In The Tale Of Architecture
New structures have been revolutionising the world of architecture from time to time. A new model that is likely to set new benchmarks in the world of architecture is upcoming Agora Garden that is being constructed in Taipei, Taiwan. The structure that is designed by Vincent Callebaut Architectures is not just a design marvel but also a functional eco-tower.
The construction of this project began in 2010 and is expected to be completed by September 2017.
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MakaaniQ shares some interesting facts about this 22-storey skyscraper:
Use: Agora Garden is being developed as a sustainable residential eco-construction which will house the city's most luxurious apartments, rooftop clubhouses, a swimming pool, gym facilities and car parking. The design of this 22-storey high structure offers maximal flexibility in terms of interior layout. Each apartment will have four types of storey that will house either two or four apartments. First, two apartments with curved living rooms around a central core; second, two apartments with living rooms stretched in a length; third, two apartments with living rooms set in a bow by the panoramic storey; and fourth, four duplex apartments with living rooms having high ceiling.
Design: The twisted design of Agora Garden is inspired by human DNA as well as the Chinese Taiji philosophy of Yin and Yang. This twisted form will create an interesting cascade of open gardens for the inhabitants. It is claimed that these gardens will allow a panoramic view of the city. The structure will be covered with 23,000 trees on the ground and in balconies. In order to ensure its seismic stability, the structure is largely made of concrete
Green quotient: This structure is a fusion of climate, landscape and architecture. The project has an integration of bioclimatic passive systems (natural lighting and ventilation, a rain water recycle system, low-e glasss, double curtain walls) along with an optimum use of renewable energies, including photovoltaic solar roof and canopies. The energy conservation systems are automated. Along with trees on the ground, the structure will also host a vertical twisted garden sitting in the middle along with landscaped balconies, cascades of flowers, fruits, vegetables and aromates. Moreover, the landscaped basement for parking is naturally lighted and ventilated. All these measures are taken to achieve four ecological objectives, including reduction of global warming, protection of the nature and the biodiversity, protection of the environment and the quality of life and management of the natural resources and waste.
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