One park for all.
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DETAILS

LocationTaipei, Taiwan
ClientNangang International One Co., Ltd./ Nangang International Two Co., Ltd.
Size54,506 m2

This urban regeneration plan transforms a long-abandoned trainyard site into a highly mixed-used development with retail, commercial, preschool, and public services on the podium floors. One hotel, four office, and three residential towers sit atop of the podium; and the southeast corner is occupied by a standalone administration headquarters for the Taiwan Railways Company.

SWA’s overall proposal is of “one park for all,” aiming to:

Create an experiential journey through a series of landscape spaces/scenes designed to express locality and character. Enrich cultural and natural diversity through programing and planting design. Assist this pioneering project in helping Taipei combat global warming and urban heat islands via smart design, while creating an urban retreat destination serving the citizens.

Seasonal planting, with the aim of creating landscape features that adapt over time to become part of the project’s business attraction, is an essential part of the design. A “forest ring,” with a bosque of native trees, borders the site to mitigate heat and create a comfortable micro-climate, as well as to counter the huge buildings’ massing. The design also includes more than 75 percent green coverage, permeable surfaces, and rainwater harvesting.

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