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CDC 55 Timeless Taipei

February 2016

The design of the tower is based upon geometric clarity and an openness that is reflected in its horizontal and vertical organization. The building consists of two complimentary volumes, a transparent south volume and a solid north volume. The relationship between these two main elements is emphasized through a subtle shift in both plan and elevation creating a dynamism and variation in scale that responds to the immediate urban environment.

Richard Meier comments: “Natural light is a very important element of the CDC “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower and the architectural grid helps to bring all the elements of the building into a rational organization so that all of these elements are interrelated both horizontally and vertically. This by consequence affects the structure and the detailing of the building bringing everything into a harmonious whole.”

Sky-Frame contributes 1174 sqm of sliding windows for 112 Apartments. These are tailor made to meet the requirements of a Taipei based building. The triple glazed sliding windows are manufactured to withstand driving rain and wind load of up to 4.0 kN/m2. All windows are equipped with insect screens. Furthermore, Sky-Frame also installs a pocket door in the ballroom of over 4 metres in height.

Architecture:
Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP

Animation:
Vize.com courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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