The architectural firm hopes to revitalize Taipei’s central station area to create the ‘Times Square of Taiwan’
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Dutch architectural firm based in Rotterdam, MVRDV, has released concept art for a new structure being planned for central Taipei, which the company hopes will become the “Times Square of Taiwan.”
The Taipei Twin Towers project is an ambitious architectural proposal to beautify the neighborhood surrounding Taipei’s main train station, by incorporating cutting edge architecture, a spacious park and promenade, along with a huge array of LCD light facades, reminiscent of some popular sci-fi films in recent years.
The design, created in cooperation CHY Architecture Urban Landscape, and contracted under the Nan Hai Development Group, was revealed to the public in a press release on Jan. 9.
The two primary towers, designed to be 337 and 280 meters tall, resemble stacks of large multicolored blocks. The “Taipei Twin Towers” in the design proposal are to be constructed over the surface level entrances to the recently completed purple MRT Line.