Taiwan Tower

Taichung city, Taichung, N/A / Taiwan

To commemorate the centennial anniversary of the founding of Taiwan, R.O.C. the Taichung City government promoted an international competition for the design of the "Taiwan Tower". Taichung aimed for the "spirit of Taiwan". 
The ambition to provoke urban change can be understood as a desire to create an icon such as the Taiwan tower that highlights the unique character of Taichung city. We envision this reality as coherent blend through an architectural landscape anchored by iconic venues that will satisfy the needs of locals, the industries and future trends. The idea is to generate a flow network that communicates the Taichung gateway city project with the most important landmarks of the city. 
The Taiwan Tower will act as a monumental building that will frame the new center and provide the entire city with a renewed and iconic identity, such as Eiffel Tower in Paris or The Sydney Opera House. 
In Chinese macrocosmic symbology, the circle expresses the shape of heaven, with earth signified by a square. When we see a square inside a circle in Chinese art, it represents the union between heaven and eart



Architect of record

Luis Collado
STL Architects
808 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Phone: 312-644-9850
lcollado@stlchicago.com

Associate architect

Jose Luis De la fuente
STL Architects
808 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610, USA
Phone: 312-644-9850
jdelafuente@stlchicago.com