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Times Square for Taiwan

Times Square for Taiwan

Over the past year MVRDV introduced a number of peculiarly designed high-rise projects in various parts of the world, and now Taiwan is next in turn. Recently they have unveiled designs for a pair of towers in Taipei, which will be made from stacks of misaligned blocks wrapped in interactive screens.

Named Taipei Twin Towers, the 337 and 280-metres-tall skyscrapers have been designed by MVRDV in collaboration with CHY Architecture Urban Landscape to revitalize the central station area in the capital’s Zhongzheng district.

The buildings will be constructed as a pile of blocks, each fronted by screens that will display “major cultural spectacles, sporting events, and advertising”, establishing the area as “a Times Square for Taiwan”.

“Arriving at Taipei Central Station is currently an anti-climax. The immediate area does not reveal the metropolitan charms and exciting quality that the Taiwanese metropolis has to offer,” said Winy Maas co-founder of MVRDV. “The Taipei Twin Towers will turn this area into the downtown that Taipei deserves, with its vibrant mixture of activities matched only by the vibrant collection of facade treatments on the stacked neighbourhood above.”

Designed to be built over the existing station, Taipei Twin Towers’ block structure increases in size with each storey, so that the lower levels are a more “human-scale” to complement the surrounding buildings.